It’s not that we didn’t appreciate the bedroom-pop talents of Eric Elbogen when he was going under the name Say Hi To Your Mom; we just didn’t want to write about a band called Say Hi To Your Mom. Under the shortened moniker Say Hi, we can proudly talk about Elbogen’s upcoming fifth album, Oohs & Aahs (on Barsuk, due March 3). The Seattle-based Elbogen has a-ha, OMD and the Field Mice wrapped around Oohs & Aahs like a scarf, but it never sounds like he’s a sad sack in a Snuggie; this might be the record to ease you into spring. Download here or stream below.
“November Was White, December Was Grey” from Oohs & Aahs: