Wednesday, March 31, 2010

EXCLUSIVE Hosey Interview (#02)

Another interview with Hosey. This time it's one by our friend Jess over at Glasses Glasses:

This week I had the opportunity to interview Patrik Phalen, one of two members that makes up the band Hosey. The other member, Matt Hughes plays the bass. In what is a very unique blend of hip-hop production and style, mixed with 80s post-punk–it’s easy for me to say that I haven’t heard anything quite like Hosey. Their most recent creative venture, “Goodbye Bikini Island” is available to stream online, with a very reasonable “pay as you wish” price tag. Pop-culture, sub-culture–Hosey truly offers it all.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

EXCLUSIVE Hosey Interview (#01)

The Duluth News Tribune recently interviewed us! It was a lot of fun, and the reporter asked great questions! We really appreciate it. Check it out here...

...or just read it here. Reposted from The Duluth News Tribune :

5Q :: Hosey returns hip-hop to rap-free roots

While they’re not household names yet, the guys in Hosey are cooking up some truly exciting music out Manhattan way. Familiarize yourself now.

Friday, March 12, 2010

_Goodbye Bikini Island_ Album Review

The super cool website ran an awesome review of Goodbye Bikini Island. You can read it at their site...

...or check it out here, reposted from TheSilentBallet:

HOSEY - Goodbye Bikini Island  (7.5/10)

Fans of instrumental hip hop have had it tough going these past few years. The genre seems to have hit a rough patch. Many of its heroes have deserted it: DJ Shadow went hyphy, then dropped off the grid after his middling third album; The Avalanches vanished into the Australian mists from whence they came after 2000's epic Since I Left You; RJD2 jumped ship and started singing indie rock; J Dilla passed away in 2006. Only Prefuse 73, Flying Lotus, and a handful of skilled auteurs are still doing anything listenable with the form. Add New York duo Hosey to that list. Their latest album, Goodbye Bikini Island, is a love letter to the seemingly bygone era of break beat infused, sample crazed, rhyme-free boom bap.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Archive Post: Hosey on StaticTV

Originally Posted Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Our good friend Wesley runs a cool blog called StaticTV and he posted some awesome pictures from our show at Public Assembly in January 2010. Check them out here.

...or just look at them here, courtesy of StaticTV:

Archive Post: _Goodbye Bikini Island_ Album Notes

Here are some brief notes about the songs on Goodbye Bikini Island. I will expand on them in the future.