The Hangmen were formed in 1984 when frontman Bryan Small moved to Los Angeles from Idaho after attending Boise State University. From 84 to 88 the band developed a strong local following which resulted in a deal with Capitol, who released the band’s, now out of print, eponymous named debut album.
Since then, the Hangmen have remained relatively intact, their latest album East of Western is out now on Acetate records.
American NonFiction (ANF): So, what’s new with the band?
Bryan: Well the latest thing happening, with the new record coming out, about six months ago, is that we’re starting to get some airplay, which we’ve never had before -maybe back in the late eighties we did, a little bit. Little Steven’s show picked it up, then a bunch of other shows after that.