From Portland, Getting To Know….The Hugs


This is a band that has been around for a few years. The music is full of psychedelic, shoegaze, some powerpop , and a whole lot of rock n’ roll. If your new to them , you’ll get to know them better by reading their answers, and if you’ve been listening to The Hugs for years, then your day is off to a good start .The music is very powerful, layered guitars lure you in and then it gets hypnotic, next thing you know its 45 minutes later and your wondering where the time went. That’s the power of music done right, time gets lost. Great cover of The Troggs!

The Hugs

And our sound might be best described as….

A mix of psychedelic garage pop and rock n’ roll, with a blend of powerpop.

We are….

Danny, Val, Skyler, Davey

We are originally from…..

Portland, Oregon. USA

The first time we met was…..

In 2011 we began playing based off of interests we all had musically.
The band has seen three major lineup changes since it’s birth in 2007.

We knew we were going to be a Band when………

We got signed to Columbia Records directly out of graduating high school.

Before starting the band we were employed as…….

Dishwashers and lawn mowers.

The first song we wrote was…….

Palm Trees from our debut album

It’s about……

Love and peace and fun

What we are currently listening to….

Shiva & The Hazards

For fun we like to…..

Eat lots of icecream and smoke weed

The one thing we want you to remember while your listening to us……

We kicked ass at writing this song.


Our amazing 4th studio LP in 2014, and many great shows.

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Co-founder of 50thirdand3rd, stepped away to spend time with family and write. From Pittsburgh, now in Florida, Cool Canadian artist wife, 4 great kids, and two granddaughters!! I'm a lucky guy!

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