Music

Album Cover
The Pen and the Letter
HIJK
HMCD001
Released: 08/01/2007
Label: HIJK Music
Track Listing
1 Power of Love
1 Whosoever Meaneth Me
1 Today
1 Fuß nach vorn
1 Alibi
3 Center Of Things
4 Paper Boat
5 September Looms On A Hill
8 Elly & Iffy
9 Writer's Block
11 The Dresser Speaks
12 Hey Sleepy Smile

Liner Notes

Debut full-length release. Produced by Enrique Gonzalez Muller. Recorded at The Plant Studios in Sausalito, CA.

Reviews

Review from PopMatters
Pop Matters
"The Pen and the Letter, is an apt example of what should have sprung forth from the late '90s hardcore scene" [Read More...]
Review: HIJK - The Pen And The Letter
Leonard's Lair
The real skill is that this Californian trio experiment with song structure, throwing the listener yet another curveball just when they think they have understood the melodic path of the song [Read More...]
Powerpopaholic thinks we're different
powerpopaholic
Loud Family meets U2 by way of the New Pornographers
HIJK: Unkonventionell, catchy und zutiefst Indiepop...
The Last Pop Song
English translation...
"First I had to think about for a little bit what's with the name. I tried to add vowels to get to different words although the solution was simple. Looking at the cover of the newly released debut album of HIJK would have saved me a lot of brain work. No brain work required when listening to the music though, this dynamic and great kind of pop music goes straight to your legs and heart, which is what Indie Pop is supposed to do."
Hijk: The Pen And The Letter - Indie Music Review
HOT INDIE NEWS .com
HIJK makes a uniquely addictive indie pop-like sound with their debut album: The Pen and The Letter. [Read More...]
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Review! - Albondigas
Albondigas
HIJK (formerly Hijack the Disco) has a lot going for them. Not only do they play irresistibly clean, wonderfully bright sounding indie pop (they prefer "art-pop"), but they also have the kind of drive and presentation that can take a band dangerously far into the territory of rockstardom. [Read More...]
Portland Mercury
Portland Mercury
Mmm-mmm, this show tastes GOOD!... HIJK's clever lyrics, funky basslines, and tight drumming make for a strong headliner.