"Michael Hearst's new album, among his very best, includes all that
has made his work so strong in the past--great melody writing,
unusual rhythms and timbres, singular lyrical obsessions, but adds
some new flavors. Hints of electronica, for example, drift through this
lament about predations of digital culture. As always with Hearst's
work, Say Hello To The Party is refreshing, unpredictable, and new."
— Rick Moody, author of On Celestial Music and The Ice Storm
Say Hello To The Party is an exploration of the dichotomy between human emotions and the relentlessly-encroaching dominance of machines and technology in our lives. The album weaves a compelling narrative through its thought-provoking lyrics and catchy melodies, all while introducing an eclectic array of unusual instruments and sounds.
"The album encapsulates the notion that technology will continue to take over our world, and it's time to confront the consequences . . . or at least create an album about it," explains frontman Michael Hearst.
Say Hello To The Party is now available on
limited-edition cassette, which is free to
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Say Hello To The Party is available on all major music platforms including Bandcamp, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Pandora, Amazon, Tidal, and YouTube Music.