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Jason Tate 11/14/12 12:29 PM

Hellogoodbye Sign With Old Friends Records
 
Hellogoodbye signs to Old Friends Records and plans to put out their next record in 2013. Video announcement in the replies.

Submitted by SpyKi

Jason Tate 11/14/12 12:29 PM



"We’ve had some exciting news in our pockets for a while over here at hellogoodbye: our next full length record (which we’re about halfway through tracking with producer Joe Chiccarelli) will be released next year by the new label Old Friends Records!
Not since we released our first high school demo cassette on ‘Awkward Teenagers singing about Dawson’s Creek Records’ have we been involved with such a serendipitously named record label! Back when I was an awkward teen singing about Dawson’s Creek, I worked at the offices with the good folks at Old Friends.
It rules to be circling back around with good people and we’ve got a bunch of great stuff on the horizon like: a Would It Kill You? re-release (special vinyl and a live acoustic party set bundle) &: this new record, which is shaping up to be my favorite bit of work I’ve tackled! So much more to come!" - Forrest Kline

The band is currently in the studio with multi-Grammy award winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (The Shins, The White Stripes, St Strokes, My Morning Jacket, Jason Mraz), recording their next full-length record, slated for release in April 2013. In the meantime, the digital deluxe edition of 'Would It Kill You?', loaded with new bonus material, will be available via iTunes on December 18th followed by a physical reissue & limited edition vinyl pressings at the beginning of 2013. See more details about the digital reissue at the http://oldfriendsrecords.com/ website

SpyKi 11/14/12 12:29 PM

crazy excited for this, WIKY? is still one of my favourite albums of the past few years.

irthesteve 11/14/12 12:30 PM

way excited for everything involved with this

Jack Appleby 11/14/12 12:32 PM

AWESOME.

incognitojones 11/14/12 12:35 PM

Stoked on anything from them. That clip sounded electro-y, hopes raised very high.

NateFoundGlory 11/14/12 12:37 PM

I cannot adequately put into words how excited I am.

Jamos4184 11/14/12 12:37 PM

Hope the new stuff is more in the vein of Would It Kill You?

tyramail 11/14/12 12:38 PM

favorite band in the entire world, so stoked.

Trevor Sostarich 11/14/12 12:41 PM

So they're re-releasing WIKY? on vinyl? I'm excited for that. I missed out getting it the first time around. I'm really excited for the new album too. 2013 is going to be a great year for music.

punkcrap 11/14/12 12:41 PM

Nice! Their last album was amazing

So-Crates 11/14/12 12:42 PM

excellent

bobby runs 11/14/12 12:52 PM

I love the growth this band has shown.

MrDelux 11/14/12 12:53 PM

AWESOME! PLEASE release something like WIKY

Alex DiVincenzo 11/14/12 12:57 PM

Great news

joeycYDG 11/14/12 12:59 PM

That clip has me very interested. Excited for this.

SmeezyBeezy 11/14/12 01:01 PM

Hopefully this gives them the attention they deserve. Such a good band.

JamesMichael 11/14/12 01:11 PM

Wasn't a fan of their last record but I loved everything prior.

SpyKi 11/14/12 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by JamesMichael (Post 115406712)
Wasn't a fan of their last record but I loved everything prior.

strange. seems to be the opposite to most people.

Freshman15Davey 11/14/12 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JamesMichael (Post 115406712)
Wasn't a fan of their last record but I loved everything prior.


I'm with you. I respect the fact they've matured as musicians and songwriters, but I definitely prefer the electronic pop sound of their first two releases.

ghelms88 11/14/12 01:31 PM

Good for them and can't wait to pick up the vinyl in 2013.

dookiedog 11/14/12 01:31 PM

Glad for them, don't really understand why they couldn't be on Fearless. I thought "Old Friends" was suppose to be for bands that don't fit the Fearless image, seems like this is a band Fearless would have signed in the past.

avarice14 11/14/12 01:39 PM

The new album is supposed to heavily groovy and soul/R&B influenced, supposedly. I think it'll be similar to WIKY, but taking them in a different path from that sound. I have super high expectations for it.

JamesMichael 11/14/12 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpyKi (Post 115407052)
strange. seems to be the opposite to most people.


Yeah I know the last album was widely loved on here I just wasn't feeling the more indie sound to be honest.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freshman15Davey (Post 115407482)
I'm with you. I respect the fact they've matured as musicians and songwriters, but I definitely prefer the electronic pop sound of their first two releases.


I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels the same! I hope they bring the electronic pop sound back for a song or two on the new album but I guess that time has past!

Last time I saw them live here in the UK they put on such a good show and the set list was a good mix of their old material and new.

firewater 11/14/12 01:45 PM

WIKY was the best best thing I've heard from them, so I am excited for new stuff. Hope this label gets some more cool bands signed(Hoping The Maine gets aboard as well!)

kismet 11/14/12 01:47 PM

Yay!

SpyKi 11/14/12 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by avarice14 (Post 115407882)
The new album is supposed to heavily groovy and soul/R&B influenced, supposedly. I think it'll be similar to WIKY, but taking them in a different path from that sound. I have super high expectations for it.

where'd you hear that?

Slangster 11/14/12 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JamesMichael (Post 115408092)
Yeah I know the last album was widely loved on here I just wasn't feeling the more indie sound to be honest.



I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels the same! I hope they bring the electronic pop sound back for a song or two on the new album but I guess that time has past!

Last time I saw them live here in the UK they put on such a good show and the set list was a good mix of their old material and new.


*Passed. Sorry, but someone had to do it.

So stoked for this. WIKY? was just a fantastic indie-pop release. Can't wait to hear this one.

SuNDaYSTaR 11/14/12 02:08 PM

Never heard of this label before, and they seem to be the only band on it. I assume releasing music on their own label didn't work out from a financial point of view or something?

JamesMichael 11/14/12 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slangster (Post 115408912)
*Passed. Sorry, but someone had to do it.


Damn iPhone typing!

guitarguy211 11/14/12 02:24 PM

Awesome-the new songs they played on the Relient K tour sounded great!
I'm really excited to see what other bands Old Friends gets...I was expecting stuff I wouldn't really be into. I was wrong.

Jaytothesyg 11/14/12 02:28 PM

One of my most anticipated albums for next year! WIKY was too good

Mattylikesfilms 11/14/12 02:32 PM

Is Marro still in this?

topsecret 11/14/12 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuNDaYSTaR (Post 115409002)
Never heard of this label before, and they seem to be the only band on it. I assume releasing music on their own label didn't work out from a financial point of view or something?

Its a new Fearless Records imprint. Also, I was told before Would It Kill You? was released that they were working w/ Fearless or at least getting some help from them.

kyleYM&EWK 11/14/12 03:39 PM

the demos for this record are crazy good. whole lotta m83 type vibes. groove central.

MrDelux 11/14/12 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kyleYM&EWK (Post 115411742)
the demos for this record are crazy good. whole lotta m83 type vibes. groove central.

Dont know if I'll love that or not. I loved WIKY. Will I love this? :)

Spencer Control 11/14/12 03:44 PM

Nice ice. Bring it on.

bladerdude360 11/14/12 03:47 PM

Can't wait for their new record. I already have Would It Kill You on vinyl but would love a physical copy of the live performances and bonus tracks. And come back to the University of Illinois. I had a great time when you guys played at the Canopy Club and my girlfriend loved the show and got hooked on your record!

permanentdan 11/14/12 03:47 PM

Very cool first signing for the label

kyleYM&EWK 11/14/12 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrDelux (Post 115411812)
Dont know if I'll love that or not. I loved WIKY. Will I love this? :)

I love it, and WIKY? was in my top 10 that year.

MrDelux 11/14/12 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by kyleYM&EWK (Post 115412132)
I love it, and WIKY? was in my top 10 that year.

Color me excited. I have listened to the intro on that video at least 10 times. Digging the feel.

fbrrocks 11/14/12 03:52 PM

so excited

SpyKi 11/14/12 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kyleYM&EWK (Post 115411742)
the demos for this record are crazy good. whole lotta m83 type vibes. groove central.

you lucky man.

BlinkAvAfan21 11/14/12 04:02 PM

Hoping for an entire acoustic song on the next album. I will love anything they decide to do though.

InfiniteArms 11/14/12 04:42 PM

Would It Kill You? was an awesome album, if I recall correctly it was my AOTY for 2010, so any new music from these guys is welcome :D

billyboatkid 11/14/12 05:00 PM

Awesome news. Awesome first or second signing? Can't wait for new Hello. Still spin Would it Kill You all the time.

oneATEtwo 11/14/12 05:01 PM

Excellent.. Still listen to would it kill you? Alot.. Something you misplaced is probably my favourite album closer of all time

avarice14 11/14/12 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpyKi (Post 115408602)
where'd you hear that?

If you listen to the live versions of the new songs, it's apparent. I think Forrest has talked about it in recent interviews and stuff too.

BozzBlonde 11/14/12 05:33 PM

The fact that Hellogoodbye is dabbling towards M83 elements may have just kicked this up to my most anticipated for next year.

Blen 11/14/12 06:00 PM

Stoked to hear new stuff from these guys. Loved their last record.