Part Kinks, part Voxtrot, part Gary Numan, and even part U2, Say Hi’s new album, “Oohs & Aahs,” is great little lo-fi pop record written and recorded by Eric Elbogen in his apartment. On his Mac. It’s a lot of fun, full of hooks and fast beats. Especially of note is “Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh,” with some rad horn work and a riff that will stay in your head for days.
Yeah, this is the band that used to be Say Hi To Your Mom, but the band is much improved, and much matured, since those days. Trust me, check ’em out. This is a truly fantastic pop album–one of the best I’ve heard this year.
05-08-09 @ Neumos — Seattle, WA; with
05-09-09 @ The Biltmore — Vancouver, BC; with Cloud Cult
05-10-09 @ Wonder Ballroom — Portland, OR; with Cloud Cult
05-12-09 @ — San Francisco, CA; with Cloud Cult
05-14-09 @ The Casbah — San Diego, CA; with Cloud Cult
05-16-09 @ Plush — Tuscon, AZ; with Cloud Cult
05-17-09 @ — Phoenix, AZ; with Cloud Cult
05-19-09 @ The Bluebird Theatre — Denver, CO; with Cloud Cult