Saturday, March 27, 2021

Voom - Hello, Are You There?

This post comes with a special alert for readers who are indie pop collectors. Hello, Are You There? is considered by many to be one of those "must have" records for your music library. A 2006 release by New Zealand band Voom on Lil' Chief Records, it has been listed as one of the 100 essential New Zealand albums. The album is now available for the first time ever on vinyl via Flying Nun Records.

The main driving force of Voom was reformed stockbroker and prolific songwriter Buzz Moeller. His songcraft favored concise expressions but he embraced a multitude of styles. At times Voom songs featured the eclecticism, buzz, chug and energy of Seattle's The Young Fresh Fellows, at other times the sweet harmonies of The Beach Boys. But what was universal was a sincerity in the performance and the quality of the material. For this release the original album has been remastered by the band and augmented with additional material.

Time for some vinyl Voom in your lives!


Bandcamp for album


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