Hint Hint built a nearly instantaneous fan base in Seattle with consistently intense live performances and the release of their debut EP “Sex Is Everything” (Cold Crush Records). Recorded for nothing just two months after the band’s first show, “Sex Is Everything” was noted for its energy and lyrical content. In barely twenty minutes, Hint Hint painted a dark post-punk landscape tinged with desperate longing and a wholly convicted fervor.
Hint Hint’s first full-length, “Young Days” (Suicide Squeeze Records), expands upon that mood by combining elements of Lungfish, Wire, My Bloody Valentine, The Fall and Them with strong vocal character sitting atop propulsive rhythm, dark piano and atmospheric texture. The production of Zack Reinig (eng. The Black Heart Procession, eng. Blonde Redhead) and the recent addition of Gabe Carter on bass round things out, allowing “Young Days” to breathe with organic intensity and thick sonic resonance. In it’s span from angsty rock to pop melody to dark landscapes of sound, “Young Days” stand out as a milestone for a band on a continuing path of change.