Comprised of vocalist DonnaFran, bassist/keyboardist Orlando Arce (ex-Stillsuit), guitarist/sampler (Joe Velour), and drummer/percussionist Dim Roc (ex-Stillsuit, Crown of Thornz), Hello Phones is a band previously known for their synth-driven songwriting. On their forthcoming Tripping the Light EP and visual album, the NYC-based combo mine from the classic new wave and punk records of their youths. The result is a 3-song collection of short and catchy songs that have the spirit of an old punk 7".
No Echo is bringing you the exclusive premiere of Tripping the Light below:
Accompanying the EP is a gorgeous video piece that fits Hello Phones' sonic approach like a glove. The video was created by Arce, who also edited the New Breed Documentary 1989 last year.
Recorded and mixed by underground hip-hop producer Sam Thoro (J Live, Krumb Snatcha), Tripping the Light will be celebrated this Friday (May 12) at Bar Matchless in Brooklyn, NY.
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