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Hello Phones

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Hello Phones - Future City"

Hello Phones has this effortless ability to bounce between the grittiest Lower East Side squat with songs like "Short Wave", "Hey You" and "Leave It"; a swank downtown boutique with shit like "Ride" and "Dream"; "The One" and "Baam" which sound like bangers played exclusively nightclubs that used to be warehouses; and shit like "Candy Love", "The One" and "Holiday Night" that sound like coming of age in NYC. Future City manages to be everything that everyone else is trying to do without actually trying. You can feel the authenticity emanating from these songs. Hello Phones lived that life bro.

- Tim Baker - SYFFAL


"VIDEO PREMIERE: HELLO PHONES HIT YOU WITH SOMETHING FOR YOUR SWEET TOOTH"

Brooklyn electro-pop quartet Hello Phones serve up a sugar-licious new video for "Candy Love", from their forthcoming album Future City. The tune is appropriately sweet and hypnotic, and finds the band exploring the arcade undergrounds and urban terrain of NYC. - BAEBLE music


"// you’re reading... Uncategorized [New Music] Introducing Hello Phones – Get It Together"


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[New Music] Introducing Hello Phones – Get It Together
By Ian · June 4, 2012 · Post a comment
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This came to me via my submission inbox which, truth be told, I don’t check as often as I used to or should so it’s purely by luck that I even stumbled on this. As the official PR blur (below) says, musically NY co-ed duo, Hello Phones are a little all over the map, which from my point of view, is usually the kiss of death. The singer is also not technically a ‘great’ singer but her voice works for these songs which range in sound from everything from new wavey, synth pop to crunchy guitar and dreamy 60's, pop-soul. But, as I opined on twitter the other day, that’s proof that great music is not just about ‘technical proficiency’ whatever that even means. Anyway, check out the entire album via the bandcamp stream above, there’s a bonus download of one track from the album, “NYID” below and here’s that PR blurb:

Hello Phones is a new band from New York City. Living and creating in New York lends itself to certain inescapable influences, musical and otherwise. Hello Phones music crosses genres and scenes, and hopes to help blur those lines as much as possible, as this has become their approach to music.
- http://different-kitchen.com


"Hello Phones - Get It Together"

Recently I've been diggin' Turn on the Bright Lights by Interpol, so when I opened up Hello Phones' SoundCloud today I was excited to hear that the first song "Drip" carried a lot of the same resemblance. In a similar post-punkish fashion, "Drip" includes a lot of similar liquidy, emotional guitar rhythms. They almost appear to glide under like velvet, yet also manage to incorporate a bit of a bite. Hearing this first, I was surprised at the diversity Hello Phones is able to accomplish; upon listening to other songs from their debut album Get It Together I could see their palette extends much deeper. "Fantastico" is a homage to '80s synth ballads and "Aquarium" is a very rock-oriented jam that mixes in touches of electronica. The accumulation of everything is a very interesting mix and strangely addicting. I have posted "Drip" below, but if you're interested in hearing everything else you can take a visit to their SoundCloud or Bandcamp. Also, on May 7th they're playing a show in Brooklyn at the Glasslands Gallery. If you're in the area and haven't been to the venue, it's a real neat place, so if you can try and hit them up! - http://audiosplash.blogspot.com


"Hello Phones :: Get It Together :: Drip"

Newcomers, Hello Phones, are New Yorkers who guide their listeners through a journey of Synth-Pop melodies that make us all the more excited for this upcoming summer season. Drip is a subtle contrast between organic and inorganic layers that create a simple and strong balance. - http://auditorycollective.com


"Hello Phones :: Get It Together :: Drip"

Newcomers, Hello Phones, are New Yorkers who guide their listeners through a journey of Synth-Pop melodies that make us all the more excited for this upcoming summer season. Drip is a subtle contrast between organic and inorganic layers that create a simple and strong balance. - http://auditorycollective.com


"Babyface & Hellophone’s ‘Fantastico’!"

Hello Phones - Get It Together - http://blog.azltron.com


"Hello Phones – Get It Together"

Hello Phones have dropped some inspiration in their first album entitled, “Get It Together”. They embody the stank of a run down metropolitan drenched in the despair, dreams, terror and innovation that once fueled the city. Together, they have managed to capture the sound of the late 70s/early 80s New York of legend without sounding like derivative re-treads.

It is the energy of those days that oozes out of every track on their debut album Get It Together. It’s dirty and gritty and jams the Fuck out. It is the perfect counterweight to the “chasing Pet Sounds” feel of 90% of the bands defining New York today. – syffal.com - http://www.aerialnoise.com


"Hello Phones - Get It Together - Album Review"

Hello Phones wreak of New York City. And not in the artisanal cheese, kraft bier or mustache wax way that so much of "hip" New York stinks of these days. No these delightful bastards hold the fragrance of another era of New York; they embody the stank of a run down metropolitan drenched in the despair, dreams, terror and innovation that once fueled the city. They have managed to capture the sound of the late 70s/early 80s New York of legend without sounding like derivative re-treads.

It is the energy of those days that oozes out of every track on their debut album Get It Together. It reminds me of the art rock/dance/punk hybrid that was fueled by cocaine, art students, glue huffers and derelicts that made CBGBs a worldwide brand. It has the same "I don't know how the Fuck to define this" spirit of acts like Blondie, The Talking Heads, and Television in that from one track to the next you don't know if you want to dance, vandalize, Fuck, beat up some lost out of towers or just get really fucked up. Get It Together is dirty and gritty and jams the Fuck out. It is the perfect counterweight to the "chasing Pet Sounds" feel of 90% of the bands defining New York today. - www.syffal.com


"Bands to know"

Hello Phones is a new band from New York City. Living and creating in New York lends itself to certain inescapable influences, musical and otherwise. Hello Phones music crosses genres and scenes and hopes to help blur those lines as much as possible, as this has become their approach to music. The band is currently recording their first album titled "Get it Together".
- Generator Arts


"Bushwick Music Review: Hello Phones"

It’s that time of year when “drip” brings to mind the constant confusion as to whether air conditioning units are leaking on your head or someone is spitting out the window. Which isn’t what Hello Phones‘ “Drip” brings to mind, although there is something very summery, and, much like the air right now, very sticky about their synth filled song. There’s a nice balance, though, in the spiny, spiky guitars that roll in and out of choruses and the gentle vocals that stay grounded amidst the general atmosphere of the song.

Hello Phones are currently recording their debut album, due out later this summer. “Drip” is available through their website. - www.Bushwickbk.com


"SYFFAL Track Marks Volume VIII"

They describe their sound as crossing many different musical genres and I'd have to agree with that statement. My first thought when i heard this track was The Rentals "Friends of P"... but then they switched it up on me at the 1:53 mark. Added bonus points for tossing in a patented Ric Flair "WOOO" - Wordpress


"Hello Phones - Future City"

Hello Phones wreak of New York City. And not in the artisanal cheese, kraft bier or mustache wax way that so much of "hip" New York stinks of these days. No these delightful bastards hold the fragrance of another era of New York; they embody the stank of a run down metropolitan drenched in the despair, dreams, terror and innovation that once fueled the city. They have managed to capture the sound of the late 70s/early 80s New York of legend without sounding like derivative re-treads.

It is the energy of those days that oozes out of every track on their debut album Get It Together. It reminds me of the art rock/dance/punk hybrid that was fueled by cocaine, art students, glue huffers and derelicts that made CBGBs a worldwide brand. It has the same "I don't know how the Fuck to define this" spirit of acts like Blondie, The Talking Heads, and Television in that from one track to the next you don't know if you want to dance, vandalize, Fuck, beat up some lost out of towers or just get really fucked up. Get It Together is dirty and gritty and jams the Fuck out. It is the perfect counterweight to the "chasing Pet Sounds" feel of 90% of the bands defining New York today.
Tim Baker - Syffal.com


"Hello Phones New Album"

Diabolical coddling inside industrial cuddling, “Future,” tutors cruel New Wave sparks from dark, tungsten spunk for devilishly dystopian crunch melting sharp, splashy laser-glazed power-punk into subversive urban Armageddon. Tattered back-alley jags coated in curdling purrs and glowing neon threats, HP taps delicious, illicit prescriptions of hypnotic electro-rock concoctions before shaking them down and roughing them up into serrated low-grade persuasions. - Maximumink.com


"Exclusive Song Premiere: Hello Phones, "Candy Love" Exclusive Song Premiere: Hello Phones, "Candy Love""

ARTISTdirect has teamed up with Hello Phones to premiere their new song "Candy Love" from the Future City album.

The album is out on December 10, but enjoy the first (and sweet) taste here. It's quite an exotic electro pop gem.

"The song is about having a crush on somebody. That is basically all it is, and everyone can relate to that," the band told us. So true!

New music first -- ALWAYS at ARTISTdirect. - www.artistdirect.com


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 Hello Phones Bio

(New York, NY) Brooklyn based electro-pop quartet Hello Phones have been garnering much attention for their undeniably catchy brand of vintage electronic pop, leading SSYFAL to exclaim They have managed to capture the sound of the late 70s/early 80s New York of legend without sounding like derivative re-treads. Their latest release Future City was mixed by Grammy Award-winning recording engineer Benedetto Nino Caccavale. Caccavales professional credits include Busta Rhymes, Imani Coppola, Ashanti, Justin Timberlake, and many others. Future Citys first single and video for The One showcase Hello Phones penchant for combining burbling, bouncy synthesizers, catchy guitar riffs and the penetratingly melodic and distinct vocals of lead singer DonnaFran. Paper Blog says a sweet electro tune with hypnotic vocals to go along with the pulsing sound of the keyboards and MPC driven music. creating music that is equally indebted to New-Wave of the past as to the Indie Rock that currently pervades todays musical landscape.Originally conceived in 2011 as a duo comprised of DonnaFran (vocals) and Joe Velour (guitars), Hello Phones released their first album Get It Together in March 2012. Shortly after, new bandmates Orlando Arce (bass) and Dimi (drums) joined the duo, rounding out the quartet and bringing the bands current sound to fruition.  Known for their incredibly unique live shows, Hello Phones have been bringing their sample-based live performances to renowned venues all across New York City including stints at The Glasslands, Death By Audio, and Webster Hall.


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