Milwaukee group Hello Death walks the edge of the folk genre with heart wrenching cinematic compositions. Now performing as a five piece with the addition of percussionist Adam Krause, they’ve leaned into some heavier material employing elements of drone and psych rock, without forgoing the beautiful harmonies of three vocalists sharing the spotlight.
Milwaukee Record writes, “Moody folk outfit Hello Death excels at sparse, haunting music that works its way into your bones like a winter chill. Made up of members of Altos (Marielle Allschwang, Nathaniel Heuer, Shawn Stephany, Erin Wolf), the group doesn’t so much perform folk music as suggest it; Allschwang’s gorgeously airy alto, Heuer’s Nick Cave-esque baritone, and the group’s stripped-down instrumentation combine to form a sound that seems to pre-date music itself.”
The Chicago based, five piece, power band, delivers a gut punch of humanity in every riff and soulful vocal line. Their musical stylings liberally tread the foundation paved by rock icons of the past, while simultaneously pushing forward and landing upon a sound uniquely their own. It’s tragedy and triumph…. a musical bridge to raw emotion.