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The Seattle Times
South by Southwest, known as “the annual spring break for the music industry,” will make its annual return next March in Austin, Texas. Artists from the Pacific Northwest will be among international sensations like Thee Oh Sees, Balkan Beat Box, and Talib Kweli. Several Seattle bands will be present at the festival, including Night Beats, Brite Futures, Craft Spells, Motopony, Say Hi and Grave Babies. The list is not final, and music predictions point to many more local bands making the trip down in the Spring.

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February 11, 2011, 4:06 pm
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Have a look at this brand new video for “Devils,” the first single off of Seattle band Say Hi’s latest album Um, Uh Oh. Helmed by local filmmaker Carlos Lopez (who has directed for other homegrown acts like The Intelligence, Butts, The Unnatural Helpers and the late lamented Dutchess & the Duke), the spirited vid takes the song’s title and thematically runs with it—to some pretty entertaining results. See for yourself below and check out the link for more on Say Hi.
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VIDEO PREMIERE: SAY HI’S “DEVILS”, posted with vodpod

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August 18, 2010, 11:25 am
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KEXP and The Seattle Center are proud to present Concerts At The Mural, a summertime series of free outdoor music series curated by KEXP, on every Friday until August 27 from 6 – 8 pm (doors at 5), on the lawn of Seattle Center Mural Amphitheatre. Brought together by a shared commitment to innovative and culturally diverse programming, KEXP 90.3FM and Seattle Center have teamed up to present Concerts at the Mural. Take advantage of the warm summer nights and take in the tunes from some of KEXP’s favorite artists. All Mural Concert Series and KEXP BBQ events are free to the public and all ages. This weekend’s fun includes a lineup featuring Head like a Kite, Say Hi and Tea Cozies. For the full line up and other details, follow the link.

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September 28, 2009, 12:14 pm
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Seattle Channel
This week Artzone with Nancy Guppy features an exclusive performance from Say Hi frontman, Eric Elbogen. Check out the above link for the full episode.

Say Hi’s Indie-Pop Whine and Cheese Gets Better with Age
March 5, 2009, 10:34 am
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sayhiskeletonThe Stranger:
Back when Ballard resident Eric Elbogen’s one-man band was called Say Hi to Your Mom and recording entire albums about vampires and science fiction, it was easy to dismiss his act as merely cute. But then Elbogen decided to leave Your Mom out of it and trade the sometimes-overwrought geekery for less- idiosyncratic indie pop on 2007’s The Wishes and the Glitch. Now recording as simply Say Hi, Elbogen has followed that album with Oohs & Aahs, his sixth record and first for local label Barsuk. It is both his best album yet and—as odious and overused as this term is—his most mature.

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band and Say Hi are kindred spirits in indie land
March 4, 2009, 11:14 am
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Seattle Times:
Here we have the two men responsible for this spring’s two most anticipated Seattle albums sitting at a cramped booth at the Athenian Inn at Pike Place. Friday afternoon’s regulars bustle around Eric Elbogen of Say Hi — 32 years old, scruffy, dark-eyed and dark-haired; and Ben Verdoes of Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band — 27, scruffy, blue-eyed and blond. Shortcutting would propose they’re oppositional figures, light and dark captains of rival indie-rock squads battling for attention in the city’s crowded music scene. Conversation over bottomless Coca-Colas reveals they might be on the same team.