Hellogoodbye
Mush Slowly and Guac


4.0
excellent

Review

by USER (43 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 22 replies


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist


Band: Hellogoodbye
Album: Mush Slowly And Gauc EP
Released: March 2004

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With their unique mix of disco and dance sounds and pop punk guitar riffs and beats, Hellogoodbye quickly made a name for themselves and we picked up by Drive-Thru records; one of the biggest pop punk records labels around at the moment. After signing Jenoah and Hellogoobye as the new bands of 2004, they both released free EPs. Jenoah quickly released [url=http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=157186]Morning Is When Jenoah Wakes Up[/url], but Hellogoodbye's was a long time coming. After waiting about 2 months, the EP is finally out.

Shimmy Shimmy Quarterturn (Take It Back To Sqaure 1) - 7/10
From the beginning intro with delayed guitars and techno sounding samples, you can tell you are in for a fast and energetic song. The lyrics aren't half bad and goes well with the music. I like the way they slipped the MSN sound in as well.

Call N' Return (Say It Like You Mean It) - 9/10
My favourite track on the EP. It's catchy intro and addictive verses (lots of repetition in words) makes this a perfect song. The music fits like a jigsaw into the vocals and basically completes the song

Bonnie Taylor Shakedown... 2K1 - 8/10
The slowest song on the EP certainly, but not before a rocking intro. The song is very emotional and contains a lot of lyrical value, but the music goes well as well. Not wanting to be another emo band, the choruses are heavy as well.

Jesse Buy Nothing... Go To Prom Anyway - 3/10
Crap. Sure, this band knows how to use samples and dance techniques well. But it doesn't show here. They overdo it with them, and the vocals don't help either. A roaring and bad voice with slightly bad lyrics make this song utter crap. Sorry guys, but it is.

Dear Jamie... Sincerely Me - 8/10
Stepping the borderline of emo, this song makes up for the previous mistake. At 8 minutes long (about as long as the last 4 songs) this is again another emotional song with lyrics that must mean a lot to the band. The pop punk-iness doesn't show much, but it's still there in the chourses again.

After listening to the EP, Hellogoodbye (who I'd describe as a chirpy The Network) have proved that using samples can be done right, and that not all pop punk is about "hardcore guitar riffs". Well done Hellogoodbye, I can't wait until they record an album.

Kif's rating: :D:D:D:D:upset:
4 out of 5 smiley faces

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Comments:Add a Comment 
ntnguitarist
March 27th 2004


10 Comments


Nice review :thumb:

-El Hefe-
March 28th 2004


20 Comments


Good review. The cd is okay. I like two of the songs. Not really my thing though...

Bartender
Emeritus
March 28th 2004


826 Comments


That smiley faces rating system is awesome.

Pyramidman
January 31st 2006


1340 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

-Quote-
If you like this you will enjoy:

Motion City Soundtrack - I Am The Movie

i heart motion city

No but seriously though, that jesse go to prom song seemed like a joke too me, just something done for S**ts and giggles, but anyway hellogoodbye is amazing and i read that theyre new album is coming soon so HOORAY


Pyramidman
February 26th 2006


1340 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

plus, im not sure u got the album/track names right, i mean the stuff in parenthesis

altrockdude
March 4th 2006


150 Comments


I was at a concert where if you bought their CD (which I didn't own yet) and you got to meet the band. The CD was only 8 BUCKS!!!! so I did and they signed of my shirt. They were nice people. I've met the exies and had a long conversation while eating pizza and drinking pepsi with them. basically... hellogoodbye rules and I think that prom song was a joke. just filler i also really enjoy shimmy shimmyThis Message Edited On 03.04.06This Message Edited On 03.04.06

B
April 3rd 2006


26 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hellogoodbye is amazing.

They have tons of unreleased material too.

I like the Jesse Buys Nothing song.

One of my favourite bands.

Pyramidman
April 5th 2006


1340 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

lol i freaked when i saw that

sneakybird
April 12th 2006


13 Comments


Rad band. Sound the same live!

Pyramidman
April 12th 2006


1340 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

man i saw them yesterday
crazy show antics

thrashfanatic2010
April 13th 2006


15 Comments


real world?


yeah i lo vet his band ,awesome when ur in a good mood

Locative
April 27th 2006


5 Comments


Roflmao. Love this Band. And I also got my hands on some of their other stuff. It's awesome. They did a totally spaced cover of Escape and another song called Two Weeks in Hawaii. TOTALLY love Dear Jamie .... Sincerely Me. It's so CUTE. I just want to HUG them.
And TouchDown Turnaround is OFFICIALLY my peppy song of the month. I LOVE IT.This Message Edited On 04.27.06

Pyramidman
April 27th 2006


1340 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

^^^^that is a sick song

DepthsOfDreams555
May 4th 2006


55 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm really looking forward to their full length. I love this EP, I love their live show too, it's a lot of fun.

stinkypoptart
September 29th 2006


1169 Comments


i heard some song about a prom bny this band ansd it treeally sucked balls.

threedaysago0130
October 7th 2006


4 Comments


am i the only one who notices that this crap is the biggest reggie and the full effect ripoff of all fucking time???

DWittisarockstar
December 14th 2007


1501 Comments


Jesse Buy Nothing... Go To Prom Anyway is the only song by this band that I like. It's ridiculous and I love it.

Everything else though, is pretty crappy.

cirq
December 8th 2009


9264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeahmanggg



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