Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tonight: Say Hi at the Triple Rock

Download: Say Hi - "Toil And Trouble" (from The Witches And The Glitches)
Download: Say Hi - "Zero To Love" from The Witches And The Glitches)
Download: Say Hi - "Laundry" (from Discosadness)
Download: Say Hi - "Spaceships" (from Numbers and Mumbles)
Download: Say Hi - "Yeah, I Think I'm In Love With An Android" (from Ferocious Mopes)
Download: Say Hi - "Angels And Darlas" (from Impeccable Blahs)
Download: Now, Now Every Children - "Not One, But Two"*

Being prolific, in a musical sense, has its ups and downs. A positive is that everyone usually fawns obsessively about how much creative material you put out in a given calendar year. A negative is that said material is more often spotty, with bright lights of greatness threatening to be overshadowed by half-formed ideas and filler. So give Say Hi, and its creative leader, Eric Elbogen, credit for being able to release five albums worth of engagingly quirky, lo-fi, sci-fi heavy indie-pop roughly every year since the group's inception in 2002. It's latest release, the recently released The Wishes And The Glitches, is regarded by some as its best album yet. It's easy to see why, with tracks like "Northwestern Girls" retaining the electo-pop melodiousness of past releases, while reveling a newfound maturity through Elbogen's crooning vocals.

Tickets are $10 for an 18+ show at the Triple Rock. Doors are at nine. Minneapolis' own Now, Now Every Children* and Shorline open.

Say Hi MySpace Page

(Jonathan Graef)

*Full Disclosure: Now, Now Every Children are signed to Afternoon Records, a label in which one of our writers has a financial interest.

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