Say Hi Bleeders Digest on LP
Say Hi is Eric Elbogen. He lives in Seattle, WA and has been making records since 2002. His ninth, Bleeders Digest, is a record about vampires and the sequel to Say Hi To Your Mom's Impeccable Blahs. It was 2006 when we last checked in with the vampire biographer and dad-joke comedian (he's mostly been devoting time to his slacker-guitar / synth-pop ‘band' Say Hi). Back then he'd taken his exposé deep behind the trenches of post-Buffy vampire life (death?) with his record Impeccable Blahs.
There, he found a culture ripe with individuals as complex, moral, stupid and romantic as their human counterparts. They just happened to get their sustenance from drinking blood. But that was before the complications the Twilight series introduced. Suddenly, things were different. Garlic wasn't really a thing any more, mirrors couldn't be relied upon to not have reflections and, gasp, apparently the cloud cover of the Pacific Northwest was enough to give them a we-can-now-walk-around-in-the-sunlight loophole? Let's just say things didn't really sit quite right with the vast majority of blood suckers. They rebelled. Subtly at first. But, before us humans knew it, they'd infiltrated the very fabric of our society.
Bleeders Digest is their story. It's polaroids of their patience, resilience and wrath. In opening track "The Grass Is Always Greener," the vampires are content with coexisting until the song's protagonist cartoonishly hurls a giant boulder at them (thanks a lot, Jenny). By the time we reach the chugging anthem "Pirates Of The Cities, Pirates Of The Suburbs," the fang-ed demons have driven most of us from our homes in a bloody wash of brute force and Darwinian eminent domain.