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.He plays a Fender Jazzmaster guitar.
On tour, friends accompany Elbogen as his backing band.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.Say Hi's song, "One, Two...One" from Oohs & Aahs
was featured in a 2010 Cadillac CTS sports sedan commercial.Say Hi's song, "November Was White, December was Grey" from Oohs & Aahs
was featured during the credits of the third episode on the Showtime show, "Shameless", which aired in January 2011.Say Hi's song, "Hallie and Henry" from Oohs & Aahs
was featured in the Explosive Diorama (S02E08) episode of United States of Tara
.Their song "Devils" was featured in the 2011 film, Scream 4.The song "Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh" from the 2009 album Oohs & Aahs
was featured in a scene featuring Analeigh Tipton from the 2011 movie Crazy, Stupid, Love.