Say Hi is a Seattle-based indie rock band. Formed by Eric Elbogen in Brooklyn 2002, Say Hi's albums are mostly recorded at Elbogen's home, with him playing all of the instruments and providing vocals.
Eric Elbogen was born in 1976 and grew up in San Fernando Valley, California. He attended UCLA. He then moved to Brooklyn, New York and created Say Hi to Your Mom in 2002.
Their fourth release, Impeccable Blahs, was written almost entirely about vampires, though Star Trek is also mentioned. The song "Angels and Darlas" is a reference to Angel and Darla from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff Angel both created by Joss Whedon.
With the release of their fifth album The Wishes and the Glitch, the band shortened their name to "Say Hi". This was done because the earlier name reflected an aesthetic that no longer matched the band's tastes.
Say Hi recently covered The Violent Femmes "Kiss Off" for American Laundromat Records charity CD "Sing Me To Sleep Indie Lullabies" which releases worldwide on May 18, 2010.
Elbogen's lyrics are noted as being one of the band's strengths.