The Hugs

by The Hugs

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    Very special 'Limited Edition 'The Hugs' Compact Disc (CD) - Limited Edition 'The Hugs' Compact Disc (CD) - Limited Edition 'PROMO copy' / Short run - 100 Physical-Copies released 2/3/2015. This debut CD is a rare find, and was released in 2007. Comes w/ a one side cover and the cool 'Hugs bike logo' CD Cover.

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Love You To Death, NEW UTOPIA [E.P.], Feelings of Life, Love Led You Here, DIRTY GEMS [E.P.], The Hugs, and Again And Again. , and , .

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Palm Trees 02:47
North 03:40
All Smiles 02:29
Feel Noise 03:42
Say Wait 04:41
Those Girls 04:05
What We Are 03:38
Do As I Do 02:52
Your Orbit 05:50


The classic debut album by The Hugs. Recorded in 2006 while drummer Kelly McKenzie and singer-songwriter Danny Delegato attended Cleveland High School in SE Portland, Oregon, USA.

The duo recorded these songs when named "D&K" at age 17-18. They recorded this debut album @ Portland's wonderful 'Klickitat Band Camp' home studio in N.E. Irvington neighborhood in their native town of Portland. Enlisting producer + Engineer + Mixer + musician, Shay Scott.

'The Hugs' debut album has now become a classic mid 2000's indie release after being critically acclaimed in Interview Magazine, NME, New York Post (Gus Van Sant), as well as heavy regional radio play on 94.7 NRK. In United Kingdom the album earned the band a record deal w/ Columbia Records UK / 1965 Records in Summer of 2007.

All songs and lyrics written by: Danny Delegato except "do as I do" + "the idyllic gardens" by Kelly Mckenzie.

"shake shake shake" vocals + written by Peter Kramer.

- Guest musicians include Shay Scott, Peter Kramer, Ross McLeron, David Eliot-Jones (keys on "palm trees")


Recorded in NE Portland at Klickitat Band Camp basement studio.

Mixed + Engineered + Produced By Shay Scott
Mastered By Carl Saff (Chicago)


Kelly McKenzie - Drums, Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Bass

Danny Delegato - Lead Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Song-writing

Shay Scott - Keys, mixing, guitar, vocals, organ, vocals, effects


released May 21, 2007

Danny Delegato: Guitars, Bass, Lead Vocals, Lyrics, Songwriting

Kelly McKenzie: Drums, Backing Vocals, Keys, Percussion, bass ("north")

Shay Scott: Engineer, Producer, Vocals, Mixer, Keys, effects


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Garage-pop band from Portland, Oregon. U.S.A.❤️

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