Say Hi releases Oohs & Aahs

Out today is Say Hi’s new album and Barsuk debut, Oohs & Aahs. If you’ve liked the other records, you need not read further, for Oohs & Aahs is right in step. The new album rushes open with “Elouise,” seeing the vocals varnished with the same reverb and other effects that permeate and do much to create the atmosphere of Say Hi. Throughout the record, the guitars and synths keep the intrigue going as they work out simple repetitive riffs projecting intended mood and creating successful builds. With all else in favored form, it is the songs themselves which shine with some of the sleekest melodies you’ll likely hear for a while. Not a dull track on Oohs & Aah, and standouts will be subjective. However, it is hard not to sing along with “Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh,” or get caught up in the cabin fever of “November was White, December was grey,” with its infectious words – – “I’ll feel better when the winters gone.” All sorts of other joys on Oohs & Ahs, including “Dramatic Irony,” with its spy thriller ending, the synth heavy hypnotics of “One, Two … One,” and “Maurine,” with its fixating line, — “I can’t come to you cause they think that I’m dead.” Anyway you toss it, Oohs & Aahs is pure enjoyment, bound to draw you in with its combination of atmosphere and songcraft.

audio:
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dates:
March: 06 SEATTLE, WA – Neumo’s *
12 SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Bottom of the Hill **
13 LOS ANGELES, CA – Echo **
14 LAS VEGAS, NV – Beauty Bar **
15 TUCSON, AZ – Plush (WXSW) **
17 FT. WORTH, TX – Longhorn Saloon **
18 AUSTIN, TX – SXSW
19 AUSTIN, TX – SXSW
20 AUSTIN, TX – SXSW
21 AUSTIN, TX – SXSW
22 MEMPHIS, TN – Hi-Tone Café **
23 NASHVILLE, TN – End **
24 ATLANTA, GA – Drunken Unicorn **
25 RICHMOND, VA – Plaza “Duckpin” Bowl **
26 WASHINGTON, DC – Black Cat **
27 PHILADELPHIA, PA – Johnny Brenda’s **
28 BROOKLYN, NY – Bell House **
29 NEW YORK, NY – Mercury Lounge **
30 CAMBRIDGE, MA – Middle East Upstairs **

April:
02 COLUMBUS, OH – Circus **
03 CHICAGO, IL – Beat Kitchen **
04 MINNEAPOLIS, MN – 7th Street Entry **
05 OMAHA, NE – Slowdown **
06 DENVER, CO – Hi-Dive **
07 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Kilby Court **
08 BOISE, ID – Neurolux **
09 PORTLAND, OR – VENUE TBA ** with Telekinesis
* with Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band

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