Brooklyn based electro pop band Hello Phones are getting lots of attention from their latest release "Future City" of which SYFFAL.com said "manages to be everything that everyone else is trying to do without actually trying. You can feel the authenticity emanating from these songs"- Tim Baker.
Hello Phones have released their third video "Dream" from Future City, with the goal to make as many videos for as many songs as possible. The Video was shot at legendary Rockaway Beach and Jamaica Bay, in between a series of winter storms that hit the east coast this past winter. The track is different from much of Hello Phones electro wave sound, more skeletal, raw, from the heavier side of town.
The video features the quiet beauty of the beach during the winter, icey and aquatic bluegreen visuals of waves and wind in front of a painted sky. Vocalist DonnaFran is the main actor in this small film like video, that tells a story if you are paying attention and not zoning out to the stunning imagery. For More information check them out facebook at "http://www.facebook.com/hellophones
More about Hello Phones. (New York, NY) Brooklyn based electro-pop quartet Hello Phones have been garnering much attention for their undeniably catchy brand of vintage electronic pop, leading SSYFAL to exclaim “They have managed to capture the sound of the late 70s/early 80s New York of legend without sounding like derivative re-treads.” Their latest release ”Future City” was mixed by Grammy Award-winning recording engineer Benedetto Nino Caccavale. Caccavale’s professional credits include Busta Rhymes, Imani Coppola, Ashanti, Justin Timberlake, and many others. Future City’s first single and video for “The One” showcase Hello Phones’ penchant for combining burbling, bouncy synthesizers, catchy guitar riffs and the penetratingly melodic and distinct vocals of lead singer DonnaFran. Paper Blog says “a sweet electro tune with hypnotic vocals to go along with the pulsing sound of the keyboards and MPC driven music.” creating music that is equally indebted to New-Wave of the past as to the Indie Rock that currently pervades today’s musical landscape.
Originally conceived in 2011 as a duo comprised of DonnaFran (vocals) and Joe Velour (guitars), Hello Phones released their first album Get It Together in March 2012. Shortly after, new bandmates Orlando Arce (bass) and Dimi (drums) joined the duo, rounding out the quartet and bringing the bands current sound to fruition. Known for their incredibly unique live shows, Hello Phones have been bringing their sample-based live performances to renowned venues all across New York City including stints at The Glasslands, Death By Audio, and Webster Hall.