May 16, 2014
Doors at 7:30 pm
Show at 8:30 pm
$15 advance (not including fees)
$17 day of show
STG Presents Hellogoodbye & Vacationer at The Crocodile on Friday, May 16, 2014.
“Amazing indie dance-pop.”—Esquire
"Frontman Forrest Kline proves his song craft and gift for melody is only getting better.” —FUSE
SPIN is premiering Ra Ra Riot’s remix of Hellogoodbye’s hit single “(Everything is) Debatable” HERE. Listen via Soundcloud HERE. The title track from Hellogoodbye’s latest album, “(Everything is) Debatable” recently reached #28 on Mediabase’s Alternative Chart and was praised by NYLON for its “happy-go-lucky melody, the ‘do do dos’ that lead up to the exuberant chorus [and] the toe-tapping beats.” Hellogoodbye will be performing with Dale Earnhardt JR. JR. in Charlotte, NC on February 8 and headlining a sold-out show in Portland, OR on February 13.
Everything is Debatable is out now on Old Friends Records and garnering critical acclaim: MTV Buzzworthy declares “…the electro-powered chorus squeezes wordless vocal hooks next to Kline’s lyrics and funky guitar chords, as disco drums keep the beat moving…” and Alternative Press hails the album as “…an expertly produced indie-pop record…” while the OC Register praises the albums “…delicate dance-pop melodies.”
The album marks the band’s first studio release since 2010’s Would It Kill You? and follows their self-released digital live album Did It Kill You? Recorded throughout 2012 and 2013 in Nashville, San Francisco, Long Beach and Los Angeles, the album was produced by Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes, The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket) and Hellogoodbye frontman Forrest Kline with additional production by Carlos De La Garza (Paramore, M83).
Founded in 2001 by singer Forrest Kline, Hellogoodbye released their first full-length, the acclaimed Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!, in 2006. That album’s single “Here (In Your Arms)” went platinum in the U.S. and reached Top 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100. In the wake of the 2006 album’s success, the band appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Last Call with Carson Daly,” as well as at Reading and Leeds festivals, Rock En Seine in Paris and Pukkelpop in Belgium.
Would It Kill You?, the band’s follow-up, was released in 2010 on their own imprint, Wasted Summer. USA Today called the record “a killer batch of indie pop” and Billboard lauded it as “a change of tide for the members of Hellogoodbye separating the California natives from their electro-melodic roots and propelling them into a promising folk-pop future.”
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