September 2007 EP: Hello Come In, ‘Empty Bottles And Dog-Eared Books’

Hello Come In's Sept. EP, Empty Bottles And Dog-Eared Books

Yet again, we present to you hot of the internet presses the latest edition of helloEP: Empty Bottles And Dog-Eared Books.

We’re offering three songs this month. “Made In The USA” starts things off as an instrumental pop thing. Look for this one to re-appear in the near future with full fledged lyrics. Mike’s song, “No Reason,” started life as an organ synth experiment and ended up as a lament for childhood memories piled in a closet- too good to give away. And in some ways, Aryn’s crazy “Digital Interlude” is one of those memories, pulled off of his college hard drive for a fresh listen.

Enough of this talking. Take a peek at the music here. Or right click here to DOWNLOAD the entire album.

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1. Made In The USA (Johnson)
2. No Reason (Katzif)
3. Digital Interlude (Crowley)


It seems like things work out better in threes. It’s that extra person that can help get over the hump if the other two are stuck. This is one of those months where we win again due to being three. It’s been a crazy month for me work wise, and fortunately we had two other people to step it up and find time to collaborate and get some new songs done.

The challenge of releasing an EP every month for a year would be a daunting task for one, even two people, but with three even if the other two people are MIA for that month we have one fall back to get it done. And the beauty is that fall back can even rotate every month. But hey regardless we’ve done it again, 9 out of 12. Already three quarters of the way through the year on this project, with only 3 more to go…

— Aryn, September 2007


Past EP’s

Temporary Setback :: January 2007
Clouded Spaces, Falling Skies :: February 2007
First Pull Up, Second Pull Down, Third Take Away :: March 2007
Ancient Telephones :: April 2007
The Cavalry Arrived Again :: May 2007
Designed In Anticipation Of His Centennial Years :: June 2007
The Rundown :: July 2007
The Ninth Great Fire :: August 2007
Empty Bottles And Dog-Eared Books :: September 2007
I Can Fix Things In The Morning :: October 2007
We Are Full Of Useful Noise :: November 2007
The Last Duel :: December 2007

7 thoughts on “September 2007 EP: Hello Come In, ‘Empty Bottles And Dog-Eared Books’”

  1. We would’ve put this out yesterday, but Greg and I decided that it wouldn’t be fair to Radiohead if we had both albums drop on the same day. While it may be big news that they are nearly giving away their album for free, we here at Hello Come In have been giving away our stuff for free since January. Take that Thom!

  2. Glad you like the cover. I think it came out really well considering I spent literally 5 minutes on it. I took the photo walking home the night I made it by just walking around shooting with the camera pointing up in different directions… No looking whatsoever, no framing of shots, no stopping at all while I clicked. But the photo I think really captures that almost 70s country rock album look to me. I also am growing to love big bold yellow lettering in all caps. Big is the new small, or at least I read on the internet.

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