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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE              FEBRUARY 14, 2011

HELLO MORNING CELELBRATES RELEASE OF DEBUT FULL-LENGTH, "A FICTION," MARCH
4TH AT MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS

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On March 4th, Portland, Oregon-based Hello Morning (Henry Curl, Kevin
Breuner, Ben Sims, Peter Swenson, and Benjy Rickard) will celebrate the release of their
debut full-length, "A Fiction," at Mississippi Studios.  Also on the bill
are The Dimes and Steve Tayor (of Rogue Wave).  Cover is $7 advance, $7
day of show.  Doors at 8:30pm, show starts at 9pm.

In scope, palette, and composition, "A Ficiton" is a more daring and
successful leap for a band that already kickstarted their career with a
promising, self-titled debut EP.

Musically, Hello Morning both polished and expanded their approach on "A
Fiction," as compared to their self-titled debut EP, retaining their
majestic, uplifting sound on tracks such as "The Fear," a postmodern
mid-tempo anthem with a deep pocket.  And, "A Good Year," a minor key
whirlwind which calls to mind Death Cab and Interpol. The striking new
sound of the band becomes more evident on "Letters," which seamlessly
merges a double-time drum machine, a live dub drum beat, and haunting
guitars that sound like icicles and arctic wind. All the while, Henry
Curl, gifted with an effortless and emotive voice, sings a Neil Young-ian
melody. The song evokes unsent letters and unrealized dreams. "All I
Knew," one of the last songs to be written, sprang to life one magical
night and stands as the album's emotional highlight, going from a
widescreen velvety throb to a psychedelic freak out, in the course of
seven electric minutes.

The songs that comprise "A Fiction" have a shared emotional state and
narrative threads - love, trust, commitment, and communication between
friends and lovers, both real and imagined.  The result is a diverse
collection of modern rock explorations, the recording of which was
entirely funded by Hello Morning's loyal fan base via a Kickstarter
campaign.

The band launched a fan-funding campaign, spread the word, and their fans
heeded the call, exceeding the goal with time to spare. In turn, the band
found they could then record an entire album's worth of songs, so they
booked extra studio time, recording again at Secret Society with mixing
from Jeff Stuart Saltzman (Death Cab For Cutie, Menomena, Decemberists)
and Kyle Lockwood (Climber), who also makes a guest appearance playing
strings.

Each of the members of Hello Morning have spent years in various rock,
pop, electro-pop, and folk outfits. Now scene veterans, they've come
together to form a band that can do things their way, with the wisdom and
talent earned by experience, but with an excitement and focus on exploring
what guitar-driven rock can still be, can still say, can still do, and
discovering new ways to transmit that sound. Following the successful
reception of Hello Morning's debut EP, the band spent the year playing
shows around the Northwest with international touring bands such as Two
Door Cinema Club and Wang Chung, as well as local favorites like Climber,
Crosstide, and Mnemonic.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Alex Steininger @ In Music We Trust
PR - 503-557-9661 or alex@inmusicwetrust.com.

The Fear

 

All of these people standing in line, seems a waste of time of time of time but nevermind

You’ve got your reasons, I’ve got mine, never had a doubt you shout but you can’t and you’d rather fade out…fade out…or…

 

Face the fear…I’m ready, I’m ready now

To face the fear…I’m ready, I’m ready now

 

Nothing makes sense now, it never did, all the same temporary fame for a heart you can never give

Sorry I faked it, sorry I lied, never had a doubt you shout but you can’t and you’d rather fade out…fade out…or…

 

Face the fear, I’m ready, I’m ready now

To face the fear, I’m ready now, I’m ready now

To disappear, I’m ready now

 

Everything fading, the last to decay, take off your mask now, throw it away

I’ve got no reason, no reason to change

 

Or face the fear…

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