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Say Hi – Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh

Say Hi is Eric Ellbogen whose lo-fi indie act was based in Brooklyn when I discovered him a few years back. He relocated to Seattle for his last 2 albums and oddly enough the change has amped up his sound. Just compare the propulsive head-bobber of “Oh Oh….” (above) to his sophomore album’s “I think I’ll Be a Good Ghost” which is much more mellow, contemplative and dare I say “haunting?” No, no, I’ll spare you. Anyway, this dude has put out 6 albums in 6 and a half years and while the early ones aren’t fully formed I really think he hit his stride with last year’s The Wishes And The Glitch. “Northwestern Girls” (below) is the album’s fantastic opener and is followed by a stable of very solid tracks. Maybe more of those unlistenable art-rock hipster collectives from Brooklyn should head out to Seattle?

Say Hi – Northwestern Girls

Say Hi (To Your Mom) – I Think I’ll Be A Good Ghost

Yeah, Say Hi To Your Mom was the full band name for the first 4 albums. I guess we all grow up someday…

Say Hi on eMusic (check out the album art) / MySpace

7 replies
  1. Chris
    Chris says:

    Been diggin say hi for years, amazed he hasn't picked up more buzz yet from the indie elite. Love shows are great too.
    “blah blah blah” and “Death of Girl #2” are a couple of fantastic pop songs.

    C

  2. Chris
    Chris says:

    Been diggin say hi for years, amazed he hasn't picked up more buzz yet from the indie elite. Love shows are great too.
    “blah blah blah” and “Death of Girl #2” are a couple of fantastic pop songs.

    C

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