Ferocious moper, Eric Elbogen, announced that he will release his latest album under his band, Say Hi, this June 17. He will tour for a month prior to the release of the album. His website previews the first single, titled 'Such A Drag' which is the featured video above. While the lyrics may be disco sadness about love being such a drag, the music is fun and danceable with a touch of electronic keyboards.
His rich baritone is somehow soothing through these sad, slice-of-life lyrics. His time off from Say Hi included composing the soundtrack and single for the film, 'Free Samples.' The film starred Jess Wiexler and Jesse Eisenberg, and featured Jason Ritter. There is a surprise appearance by Tippi Hedren.
The band will appear locally at the The Echo May 15 with Big Scary who certainly must be good. Last time this column visited his tour, he introduced LA audiences to Yellow Ostrich and Blair, who both delighted audiences. To preorder the album, please visit Barsuk Records.
To see where SayHi will tour for this record, please visit www.ilikesayhi.com. The band website is gloriously low tech.