Once upon a time, in the golden days of our youth, there was the Emo phenomenon. Remember those days? The days of eyeliner, sadness and men wearing women’s jeans (ok, that still happens). The days when the only songs lining our brick-like iPods expressed the deep emotional and existential angst we were experiencing. Those days were awesome. We decided to get nostalgic and relive our emo-kid past with a 20 Fave list. We laid some ground rules for the list to make sure it didn’t become the 20 Weezer, Fugazi and Cursive songs list — namely nothing that’s actually more punk than [READ ON]
This past December, we posted Stepdad’s first single, “Jungles”, off their debut EP, Ordinaire. I knew I liked the electro/uber-pop band’s tunes, but to what extent, I had no idea. I figured it was worth a followup post to confess my love for their irresistible debut.
While I’m completely aware that we filmed all of our videos in 2010, it seemed appropriate to share some of our favorites with you. The truth of the matter is that we love each and every video [READ ON]
I used to listen to Hellogoodbye all the time. I bought Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! in 2006 and listened to it quite a bit. It’s a good album, yet my taste in music has since changed and it got lost somewhere in the shuffle. Then, this November, Would It Kill You? was released, and with it came my newfound admiration for the band. Would It Kill You? represents a greatly matured Hellogoodbye. This new band not only appeals to the MTV audience, but the pop-inclined indie scenester as well. Any skepticism I may have had for this band quickly dissipated as my expectations of auto-tune dance tunes were replaced by realizations of uplifting indie pop akin to fun.
Watch Hellogoodbye perform “Finding Something To Do”, “Would It Kill You?”, and “Getting Old” below.
‘Buzzsessions’ is a live session series made by The Wild Honey Pie. With each new episode, we travel with a different band to a different part of New York City (these are some of the only sessions we’ve done in Los Angeles) and record sometimes-intimate/sometimes-wild versions of two or three songs which are given away for free.
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Yesterday, before filming our latest live sessions with Hellogoodbye in Long Beach, Forrest, Joseph, Travis, Michael, and Andrew answered our questions while logged onto our Facebook page. Why do it this way? Well, first off, the band reads the questions, and you get to hear their [READ ON]