BN.com Gift Guide

Hey! Hello!

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
While there's plenty of music out there designed to be scrutinized, contemplated, and intellectualized, bands looking to have unabashed and irony-free fun are getting fewer and farther between. Music can be a lot of things, but when it's fun, there's nothing better, so when a band like Hey! Hello! steps up to the plate to take a swing, it makes an impression. On its eponymous debut, the duo makes a huge entrance with a sound that seems to combine Fountains of Wayne's power pop sensibilities with Andrew W.K.'s penchant for hard-rocking bombast. This combination of melody and drive makes for an album that's ridiculously big, overblown, and super fun. While the ...
See more details below
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $9.42   
  • New (3) from $9.42   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
While there's plenty of music out there designed to be scrutinized, contemplated, and intellectualized, bands looking to have unabashed and irony-free fun are getting fewer and farther between. Music can be a lot of things, but when it's fun, there's nothing better, so when a band like Hey! Hello! steps up to the plate to take a swing, it makes an impression. On its eponymous debut, the duo makes a huge entrance with a sound that seems to combine Fountains of Wayne's power pop sensibilities with Andrew W.K.'s penchant for hard-rocking bombast. This combination of melody and drive makes for an album that's ridiculously big, overblown, and super fun. While the broad-strokes approach of Hey! Hello! is what gets them in the door, what makes their songs stick with you are the little details in the lyrics, which deal with deceptively small ideas in comparison to the rambunctious music backing them up. Take, for instance, "Feral Days," a massive, snotty anthem that, musically, wouldn't feel out of place on a Jock Jams compilation until the chorus comes along to remind the listener that "Hey, it's OK/Not all days can be beautiful days." Sure, it's not a mind-blowing revelation, but couching such a small, reassuring thought inside such a huge Trojan horse of a song makes it feel especially poignant. It's moments like this that make Hey! Hello! a pop album that has some surprising wisdom for those willing to spend some time though not too much reflecting on music that just cuts loose and has fun.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/23/2013
  • Label: The End Records
  • UPC: 654436032724
  • Catalog Number: 3272
  • Sales rank: 99,631

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hey! Hello! Primary Artist
Bryan Scary Background Vocals
Giulio Carmassi Background Vocals
Victoria Liedtke Vocals, Group Member
Ginger Wildheart Bass, Guitar, Drums, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Jon Astley Mastering
Frank Kozik Cover Art
Bryan Scary Arranger, Engineer
Giulio Carmassi Arranger, Engineer, Instrumentation
Kate Prior Layout
Russ Russell Producer, Engineer
Hey! Hello! Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously