Trials + Tribulations

MXSW Part 1: Hello Seahorse!
January 15, 2009, 11:17 pm
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So, checking SXSW’s lineup so far I noticed a lot of Mexican bands were playing and thought it would be fun to highlight some of them here because they probably won’t get much press anywhere.First off we have the decidedly non-Spanish named group Hello Seahorse! from Mexico City. Late last year the group was signed to Portland’s Magic Marker Records (home of other groups former and present like Dear Nora, BOAT, Tullycraft, and All Girl Summer Fun Band). Their bright and poppy bilingual tunes are hooky and cheery. The stand-out single “Won’t Say Anything” is infectious and adorable. You can call it MexiTwee. Check out the cute overload video for “Won’t Say Anything” below.

Won’t Say Anything
No Encontré Nada (I Found Nothing)

Buy Hello Seahorse!’s CD Hoy a las ocho.

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That video/song was pretty great. I haven’t gotten that (uncomfortably) excited while watching a video in a while… maybe not since Polyphonic Spree!

Comment by Greg

Glad you liked it! Basically the same sentiments I had about it/them.

Comment by Michael

I love this song! How can you beat good company like AGSFB and Tullycraft?

Comment by rafael

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