To all of our visitors out there, if you haven’t signed up for our hellogoodbye or Vaux contests yet you have two days left to do so. We are giving away a customized Vaux skateboard and your chances of winning are extremly high at this point so get your entry in today.
Hellogoodbye debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums this week, making Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! the highest charting album debut in Drive-Thru RecordsÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ history. The band sold more than 37,000 copies initially putting them at #18, but an error in digital reporting didnÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t account for another 2900 units.Ãƒ”šÃ‚ With 40,057 in sales, the first full-length release by the pop lovinÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ four-piece also charted as the #1 Independent Album and #1 Internet Album in the country.
Waiting and patience are just a few of the things hellogoodbye fans had to go through these past three years. The band originally put out a free EP in 2004 and have been touring / writing new material ever since. It is only now that we can finally get a full collection of songs from the band. Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! is the title of the bands debut full-length as they continue their fun and catchy sound while mixing in some more dance beats and melodies.
Bringing in the album is “All Your Love” where we hear a familiar dance/rock beat that we have come too know from the band. The vocals are done well but the addition of electronic effects actually drag the song on giving it almost to much of a dance feel. If you want even more of a dance song then “Here (In Your Arms)” is the song for you. Filled with full electronics and hardly any guitar/bass parts this doesn’t seem like the type of song that should be on this album but they had to do at least one with a full electronic feel. After the first two tracks I was happy to hear “All Time Lows” which actually sounds like a hellogoodbye track. Well done keyboards and an actual guitar part give the song a nice lift up to the standards we all expected from this album. “Stuck To You” continues with the full band sound this time giving us a funky intro and dance along guitar parts throughout the song. “Oh, It Is Love” brings the tempo of the album down on this mellow acoustic track. The lyrics sound strangely familiar but it’s probably because they are so easy to catch onto and sing. Now for “Baby, It’s Fact” you can take “Oh, It Is Love” speed it up and you have almost the same song. “Figures A And B (Means You And Me)” is a good showcase of the full band playing and doing what they do best.
When I first took a listen to this album I was pleased by its variety and different styles. After listening more I could tell what tracks were going to stand out and what ones felt weak, but that’s the case with almost every album. Overall it’s great to finally hear some more music from hellogoodbye and this album should please previous fans with its catchy choruses and electronic beats.
1. All Of Your Love
2. Here (In Your Arms)
3. All Time Lows
4. Stuck To You
6. Oh, It Is Love
7. Baby, ItÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s Fact
8. Figures A And B (Means You And Me)
9. I Saw It On Your Keyboard
10. Touchdown Turnaround (DonÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t Give Up On Me)
11. Two Weeks In Hawaii
Here are some albums that are in stores today:
Meg & Dia -Something Real
Gatsbys American Dream – S/T
Hellogoodbye – Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!
As Tall As Lions – As Tall As Lions
A Heartwell Ending – Trust Us We Lie
Aberdeen City – The Freezing Atlantic
hellogoodbye will be performing a suprise set on the Ernie Ball State under the name hellogoodbye182 at the August 4th Warped Tour date in Scranton PA. They will be doing a set of all Blink covers. Check the stage set times for the performance.
Also hellogoodbye’s new video for “Here (in Your Arms)” premiered on MySpace today. MySpace is doing a full album stream of Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! from this friday 8/4 through 8/7.
I have put up two new contests for everyone to join. We are giving away some hellogoodbye goods as well as a custom Vaux skateboard to one lucky winner so be sure to enter for your chance at those prizes.