Say Hi

Say Hi

Say Hi, formerly Say Hi to Your Mom, is a Seattle-based, indie-pop/lo-fi rock group. Formed by Eric Elbogen in Brooklyn 2002, Say Hi To Your Mom's albums are mostly recorded at Elbogen's home, with him playing a majority of the instruments and providing vocals. Elbogen records his music on a Windows machine which he built himself.


On tour, Elbogen relies mostly on synthesizers and drum machines, though occasionally friends accompany him as a band. In 2005 Elbogen enlisted Chris Egan III as drummer and Jeff Sheinkopf as keyboardist. Say Hi to Your Mom's record company Euphobia Records was created for the band to start to produce its own records. Though many consider this makes them "unsigned" they responded with "We stopped distinguishing between that sort of thing long ago, as should you. Just because you saw Almost Famous and read Spin, doesn't mean you have a degree in music-industry-ology."

Their fourth release, Impeccable Blahs, was written almost entirely about vampires, though Star Trek is also mentioned. The song "Angels and Darlas" is a reference to Angel and Darla from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff Angel both created by Joss Whedon.

With the release of their fifth album The Wishes and the Glitch, the band shortened their name to "Say Hi. This was done because the earlier name reflected an aesthetic that no longer matched the band's tastes.

The band has drawn comparisons to such disparate artists as Belle & Sebastian, The Beatles, The Strokes, Interpol and Gary Numan. Elbogen's lyrics are noted as being one of the band's strengths.


Discosadness (2002)

  1. The Fritz
  2. They Write Books About This Sort of Thing
  3. Laundry
  4. The Pimp and The Sparrow
  5. Kill The Cat
  6. Unless The Laker Game was On
  7. Dersmormos
  8. Blizzard
  9. Pintsized Midnight Moonbeam Workers
  10. The Showdown in Goattown

Numbers & Mumbles (2004)

  1. Pop Music of the Future
  2. A Hit In Sweden
  3. Super
  4. Hooplas Involving Circus Tricks
  5. Let's Talk About Spaceships
  6. A Kiss to Make It Better
  7. But She Beat My High Score
  8. Your Brain Vs. My Tractorbeam
  9. I'm So Tired
  10. The Key of C

Ferocious Mopes (2005)

  1. The Twenty-Second Century
  2. The Death of Girl Number Two
  3. The Forest Scares the Hell Out of Me
  4. Yeah, I'm in Love With an Android
  5. I Think I'll Be a Good Ghost
  6. Dimensions and Verticals
  7. Recurring Motifs in Historical Flirtings
  8. Mosquitos in the Stucco
  9. Poor Pete Is a Bit Self Conscious
  10. As Smart as Geek Is Chic Right Now

Impeccable Blahs (2006)

  1. These Fangs
  2. Snowcones And Puppies
  3. Blah Blah Blah
  4. Sad, But Endearingly So
  5. She Just Happens To Date The Prince Of Darkness
  6. Prefers Unhappy Endings
  7. Angels And Darlas
  8. Not As Goth As They Say We Are
  9. Sweet Sweet Heartkiller
  10. The Reigning Champ Of The Teething Crowd

The Wishes and the Glitch (2008)

  1. Northwestern Girls
  2. Shakes Her Shoulders
  3. Toil And Trouble
  4. Back Before We Were Brittle
  5. Oboes Bleat And Triangles Tink
  6. Magic Beans And Truth Machines
  7. Bluetime
  8. Spiders
  9. Zero To Love
  10. Apples For The Innocent
  11. We Lost The Albatross


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