We love it when we find a great new band out there in the indie musico-verse. But you know what’s even better? When that band comes right back with a stunning debut that exceeds even our already-high expectations for them. Booya! That’s what Hello Caller has done here.
Jim introduced us to this awesome Austin, TX band last summer, by way of fellow Austinite and DUL fave Shakey Graves. Their 4-song demo was a diamond in the rough, chock full of impressive songwriting, beautiful harmonies, and perfectly intricate arrangements, featuring banjo, xylophone, cello, and who knows what else.
Now, Hello Caller is set to release their debut full-length LP, Dark Twain. From the sound of the tracks that they’ve been so kind to share (there’s one here on MTV Hive and one here on I Guess I’m Floating, and one more below!) they’ve really taken their core sound—the essence of their music that drew us to them in the first place—and beefed it up, laying on some stellar production and a little bit of je ne sais quoi … There’s something there that gives these tunes an extra punch and, whatever it is, our ears love it.
We’re very excited to be able to share this new tune from the album with you: “In The Full Moonlight”. This one starts out soft and sweet, just banjo and xylophone, but the kicks come in soon enough. Hello Caller builds a powerful atmosphere, then lets it settle a bit with the male/female vocal harmonies, then builds it right back up and … well, we’ll be darned if we aren’t shouting along with them. That trumpet line nails it and makes this track a real standout. Here’s looking forward to more awesomeness from Hello Caller!