Tuesday, November 20, 2012

[Download] The Oh Hello's Leap and Bound with New Album

[Sounds like: Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Connor Zwetsch]

What do you get when you combine Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, and that Connor Zwetsch girl? The answers is The Oh Hello's - a duo who began with a wonderfully immature folk sound a few years ago. They have since developed an identity so harmoniously perfect it brings folk angels to earth, streaming white lights behind them, intertwining and tangling to make a wild assortment of glowing stars that sparkle at all the right moments. It's a generous description, and it may be a little overstated, but this is one of those moments where you get caught up in something new. 

The Oh Hello's first attention grabber, "Hello My Old Heart," was released in December of 2011. For almost a year, the band fell silent until just recently releasing their first, full length album, Through The Deep, Dark Valley. We loved the band's original sound - so simple and raw. Their new album, however, is a "self-contained concept" that does what almost every artist can't do: reform their identity in a way that matures their sound and keeps people listening. From start to finish, Through The Deep, Dark Valley can be seen as a massive leap forward for The Oh Hello's. They keep the acoustics from their EP, invite a few friends to help out, and ultimately produce an album that simply says, "We're really good..."

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