CHICAGO TRIBUNE ("4TH BEST RECORD OF 2014" - GREG KOT) --- Ne-Hi, it would seem, is all of Chicago's new favorite band given the giddy, reverent way music fans talk about the group and its energetic shows. The band's just-issued, self titled debut album will likely only make matters worse, as it's one of the best local long-players to come down the pike this year. The quartet's guitar-driven indie rock hits that magic spot — evoking nostalgia and familiarity while sounding excited and young, melding disparate eras (surf licks, '80's college rock) into something whole.
CHICAGO READER --- Ne-Hi aren’t just another upstart band awash in lazy reverb, destined to drift out to sea and drown in their own echoes—they’re too catchy. It’s that simple. The rising local foursome’s self-titled debut, which dropped in March via Manic Static (and Bandcamp), animates its fluttering indie rock with intelligent, sweeping melodies sung by choruses of voices, which split the difference between raw and anthemic. The shimmering guitar work is meticulous but not overwrought, so it’s still fun—in fact, there are good vibes to be had all around. This is a Chicago summer soundtrack if I’ve ever heard one, better suited to sunshine and sno-cones than basements and Old Style. All your friends are right about Ne-Hi—and these kids are just getting started
Recorded, Mixed, and Produced by Dave Vettraino at Public House Sound Recordings, Logan Square, Chicago, IL.
Fall & Winter 2013.
Buy a 12" LP via MANIC STATIC.
released March 30, 2014
Thank you to the humans at Manic Static, Animal Kingdom & Dad's Hole!
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