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The Oh Hellos are an American folk rock duo formed in 2011 in San Marcos, Texas, United States, consisting of siblings Tyler and Maggie Heath.[2] They remain an independent band, with six releases, The Oh Hellos, Through the Deep, Dark Valley, Dear Wormwood, Notos, and Eurus, as well as a Christmas EP, The Oh Hellos' Family Christmas Album.[3][4][5] Initially finding success on music promotion website Bandcamp, the duo's music has since been featured on NBC's Parenthood.[6] When playing live, Maggie and Tyler are often joined by a large ensemble of musicians as their backing band.[7]

The Oh Hellos
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The Oh Hellos, July 2014
Background information
OriginSan Marcos, Texas, United States[1]
GenresFolk rock, indie folk
Years active2011 (2011)-present
LabelsIndependent
Websitewww.theohhellos.com
MembersTyler and Maggie Heath

Contents

HistoryEdit

Tyler Heath began writing and recording music in 2007, having released three albums by himself, Let It Go, A Christmas Album, and We're All In This Together. In 2011, he was joined by Maggie Heath, his sister, to write a song together for their mother's birthday.[8] The positive experience of the project led the two to form The Oh Hellos, releasing their self-titled EP later that year.[9][10] On October 30th, 2012, they released their debut album Through The Deep, Dark Valley, recording and mixing the album themselves. It is a self-described concept album meant to be listened to in one sitting.[11][12] On December 10th, 2013, they released The Oh Hellos' Family Christmas Album, an EP based on classical Christmas hymns. The hymns are combined with each other based on similar themes to become singular tracks, such as "O Come, O Come Emmanuel", "Coventry Carol", and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" being performed under one track.[13][14] On October 16th, 2015, The Oh Hellos released Dear Wormwood, their second album. It's inspired by The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis, taking its title from the words that begin each chapter, and the writing of Patrick Rothfuss.[15][16] It is also described by the band as a volume II to their first LP Through the Deep, Dark Valley, with the first focusing on the speaker's past and Dear Wormwood focusing on the speaker's future.[17] On November 14th 2017, the band debuted a single, "Torches", from their then upcoming EP Notos, which debuted December 8th, 2017.[18][19] It's the first EP in an ongoing series of four, taking their names from Greco-Roman deities of wind named Anemoi. In a similar fashion, the band released a single, "Grow" on January 18th, 2018, from the next EP in the series, Eurus, which released February 9th, 2018.[20][21] There is planned to be two more EPs in the series.

DiscographyEdit

  • The Oh Hellos (2011)
  • Through the Deep, Dark Valley (2012)
  • The Oh Hellos' Family Christmas Album (2013)
  • Dear Wormwood (2015)[22]
  • Notos (2017)
  • Eurus (2018)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Exposure: The Oh Hellos". The 405. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  2. ^ Yaselli, Blas. "[Folk] The Oh Hello's – Hello My Old Heart". The Music Ninja. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  3. ^ Seistrup, Andrew. "SAY HI TO THE OH HELLOS". The Wild Honey Pie. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  4. ^ Chan, Tristan. "The Oh Hellos". Porch Drinking. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  5. ^ Naramore, Leanne. "The Oh Hello's EP". The Kollection. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  6. ^ Schultz, Ben. "Hello My Old Heart – The Oh Hellos". Music Mondays.
  7. ^ "NOTE BOOK • Consensus: MCR 7.24.13". Musiccityroots.tumblr.com. 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2015-12-21.
  8. ^ Dye, David. "Next: The Oh Hellos". NPR. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  9. ^ Doherty, Kelly. "The Alternative Tone: Interview: The Oh Hellos". Punk. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  10. ^ Fink, Hopey. "Album Review: The Oh Hellos, Through the Deep, Dark Valley". Georgetown Radio. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  11. ^ Collar, Matt. "The Oh Hellos". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Through the Deep, Dark Valley". The Oh Hellos. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  13. ^ "The Oh Hellos' Family Christmas Album — The Oh Hellos". Last.fm. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  14. ^ "Mvmt I, "Rejoice! Rejoice!", by The Oh Hellos". The Oh Hellos. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  15. ^ Times, Music (2015-10-15). "The Oh Hellos Bring C.S. Lewis Inspirations to Rich New Album 'Dear Wormwood': Interview". Music Times. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  16. ^ "Dear Wormwood - The Oh Hellos | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  17. ^ "Dear Wormwood, by The Oh Hellos". The Oh Hellos. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  18. ^ "Notos, by The Oh Hellos". The Oh Hellos. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  19. ^ "Song Premiere: The Oh Hellos, 'Torches'". NPR.org. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  20. ^ "Eurus, by The Oh Hellos". The Oh Hellos. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  21. ^ "The Oh Hellos Premiere New Song "Grow" « American Songwriter". American Songwriter. 2018-01-18. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  22. ^ Presley, Katie. "Song Premiere: The Oh Hellos 'Bitter Water'", NPR, 20 August 2015. Retrieved on 20 August 2015.

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