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There are plenty of questionable reasons to throw a party — half-birthdays, four-month anniversaries, having a third child — but the members of Hellogoodbye had a legit purpose behind a recent shindig: The reissue of their 2010 album Would It Kill You?
“When Old Friends Records reissued Would It Kill You? we obviously threw a party!” front man Forrest Kline tells Spinner. “The record has meant a lot to me since we put it out and I’d always wanted to do a Beach-Boysstyle recording party so we set up some mics, marked down inputs, ran cables all through the house and invited over a bunch of friends, wooing them with booze drinks. My wife’s event biz, Hello Gem, made us all these incredible flower decorations and turned the area behind our fireplace into a big living flower wall, the color palette for which she described as, ”90’s/Clueless.’ This is the only track we really rearranged with such a big hatchet, but I think it suits another side of it.” Today, Spinner is proud to premiere their fun-loving rendition of “When We First Met.”
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Veteran power-pop outfit Hellogoodbye rocked an intimate gathering in Long Beach, Calif., at the end of last year, playing reworked versions of songs off their last album, 2010′s ‘Would It Kill You?’ Live recordings from the party, which they’re calling ‘Did It Kill You?’ will be available as a free download through the band’s Facebook page starting on Friday (March 8), but in the meantime, we have the honor of premiering a live video for the tune ‘Thoughts Give Me The Creeps Hellogoobye are gearing up to release a ‘Would It Kill You?’ follow-up — their third overall full-length studio album — sometime this summer through Old Friends Records. HGB is the first band signed to the Huntington Beach, Calif.-based, RED-distributed indie and alt-rock label, and the band recently hit the studio with Grammy-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (,My Morning Jacket, The Strokes) to work on the as-yet-untitled disc.
Download their live album “Did It Kill You” via Facebook starting Friday March 8th