Looks like Say Hi's next album (that would be Eric Elbogen's seventh full-length) has a tentative release date. According to a recent Tweet by Elbogen, the album is due out early next year and will be followed by a North American tour. Sounds like perfect timing, too: by spring 2011, it will be just about two years since the charmingoohs & ahs was released on Barsuk. (No word, though, on whether the next Say Hi album will stick with the Seattle label.)
If you need your Say Hi fix before next year, the band plays a KEXP in-studio at 9:30 a.m. on August 19 and a KEXP Concert at the Mural Amphitheater on August 20. The band also opens for labelmates Menomena on Sept. 10 at the Showbox.