Sweet Nostalgia by Hello Kelly - The Limited Edition Double LP

If you're on this page, it's because you're either a fan of records, our band Hello Kelly, or both. Hello Kelly has never made a vinyl record, but this collection of songs is called Sweet Nostalgia. So it's fitting that we start now.

This is Francy, by the way. I have memories of my parents vinyls from when I was a kid. I'd see them any time I had to venture into our scary basement to fetch a tool for my dad. The records were packed, smashed together too tightly, in a milk crate. The edges of their sleeves were moist and curling. The crate was surrounded by a half dozen other boxes whose contents were all forgotten. Like the records themselves. That milk crate is a complicated memory for me. I knew, even as a kid, that those records were gonna stay down there. Why do we hold onto stuff like that?

If I could go back in time today and inhabit the body of little Francy for a few minutes, I'd rip through that milk crate. I already know I'd find Van Halen, my dad's favourite, and Eagles, my mom's favourite. At least that's what they told me were their favourites. There were probably artists and bands in that crate my parents would hardly remember now. I'd love to give some of those a listen. Who knows what weird & wacky tunes they were into.

You don't need us to explain why we want to make a vinyl record. Everyone knows records are cool. But it's a bit deeper than that. We're really proud of this project. More than anything Hello Kelly has done in its career, Sweet Nostalgia is deserving of being stamped on a licorice pizza. I'm no historian, but I'm pretty sure records were the first way to own a recording. That's pretty rad. But honestly, this isn't about us.

I think you're going to love giving this puppy a spin. All sixty minutes and four sides of it. Will there be more pressings in the future? I don't know. Maybe? You never know. This could be the first and only one. It's a small slice of history, but it's history that we made. And we think that's pretty cool.

We made this record because we believe nostalgia can help us remember who we want to be. Who do we want to be? That's a big question but I think the Iron Giant said it best: Whoever you choose. I hope you'll order a copy of Sweet Nostalgia - The Limited Edition Double LP today.

Your boyfriends,
HELLO KELLY

If you're on this page, it's because you're either a fan of records, our band Hello Kelly, or both. Hello Kelly has never made a vinyl record, but this collection of songs is called Sweet Nostalgia. So it's fitting that we start now.

This is Francy, by the way. I have memories of my parents vinyls from when I was a kid. I'd see them any time I had to venture into our scary basement to fetch a tool for my dad. The records were packed, smashed together too tightly, in a milk crate. The edges of their sleeves were moist and curling. The crate was surrounded by a half dozen other boxes whose contents were all forgotten. Like the records themselves. That milk crate is a complicated memory for me. I knew, even as a kid, that those records were gonna stay down there. Why do we hold onto stuff like that?

If I could go back in time today and inhabit the body of little Francy for a few minutes, I'd rip through that milk crate. I already know I'd find Van Halen, my dad's favourite, and Eagles, my mom's favourite. At least that's what they told me were their favourites. There were probably artists and bands in that crate my parents would hardly remember now. I'd love to give some of those a listen. Who knows what weird & wacky tunes they were into.

You don't need us to explain why we want to make a vinyl record. Everyone knows records are cool. But it's a bit deeper than that. We're really proud of this project. More than anything Hello Kelly has done in its career, Sweet Nostalgia is deserving of being stamped on a licorice pizza. I'm no historian, but I'm pretty sure records were the first way to own a recording. That's pretty rad. But honestly, this isn't about us.

I think you're going to love giving this puppy a spin. All sixty minutes and four sides of it. Will there be more pressings in the future? I don't know. Maybe? You never know. This could be the first and only one. It's a small slice of history, but it's history that we made. And we think that's pretty cool.

We made this record because we believe nostalgia can help us remember who we want to be. Who do we want to be? That's a big question but I think the Iron Giant said it best: Whoever you choose. I hope you'll order a copy of Sweet Nostalgia - The Limited Edition Double LP today.

Your boyfriends,
HELLO KELLY

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Sweet Nostalgia - Limited Edition Double LP

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Get ready for a lot of songs about existential dread and pizza.

Smirky synth-rock band Hello Kelly has emerged from a 10 year hiatus to wow us again with Sweet Nostalgia. A power punch of sweet, sugary hooks, swirling synths, and barefaced, brazen rock, the new album celebrates influences like Van Halen, Sum41, and Fountains of Wayne.

Originally formed by frontman François “Francy” Goudreault as a way to subvert his lifelong stutter, Hello Kelly rose to prominence in Ontario's post-emo rock scene circa 2004. The songwriting centered on nostalgia and hope in the face of pain. The live shows fostered inclusion and good times.

Working with Grammy winners Brandon Perdue, Juno winner Siegfried Meier and many chart-topping songwriters, the band released three records on 7Spin Music (SonyBMG). Singles “Fall Over Me” and “10 Good Reasons” reached Top 30 in Billboard’s CHR chart and the band shared the stage with rock mainstays Relient K, Switchfoot, Skillet to name a few.

Their cult hit “Hey Elizabeth (Paper Bag Princess)” was immortalized in music video form by Ben Knechtel (Alessia Cara, Scott Kelman, Carly Rae Jepsen.) And in 2012, Goudreault was awarded the “Converting Awareness into Action” award by the Stuttering Foundation.

Now independent, the band finds themselves in a beautiful place: starting over. And it’s perfect. The new lineup? Drummer Brent Lively, bassist Cormac Elmes, and keyboardist Aidan Scott. Their hometown is London, Canada. They call themselves “the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles of pop-rock.” Bright and glammy, with a twist of dread. Emo on sugar high.

"Sweet Nostalgia is about digging through the past to remember who we are," says frontman Goudreault. "It's about living in the 'good old days' right now."