Hurry (band)

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Hurry performing in February 2015.
Background information
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
GenresIndie rock, indie pop, power pop, noise pop, emo
Years active2012–present
LabelsHot Green, Stereophonodon, Lame-O, Forward Fast
Associated actsEveryone Everywhere, Univox, Psychic Teens, What Happened?
MembersMatt Scottoline
Joe DeCarolis
Rob DeCarolis
Past membersBrendan McHugh
Peter Helmis
Ted Quann
Nick Colletta

Hurry is an American indie rock band formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2012. The band is composed of Matt Scottoline (vocals, guitar), Joe DeCarolis (bass), and Rob DeCarolis (drums).


Hurry began as a solo project for principal songwriter Matt Scottoline, bassist of emo revival band Everyone Everywhere. He wrote the first ten to twenty Hurry songs as a way to write his own material and play guitar rather than bass.[1] Scottoline decided to release his home recordings on Bandcamp under the moniker "Hurry," chosen as a self-deprecating joke about his writing process;[2] he writes quickly and rarely finishes a song if it is not completed in a single session.[3] After releasing the demos, Scottoline recruited other musicians to perform the songs live, including Everyone Everywhere guitarist Brendan McHugh and Univox bassist Rob DeCarolis on drums.[2]

As Everyone Everywhere became less active, Hurry coalesced into a trio, adding DeCarolis's cousin and Psychic Teens/Exmaid bassist Joe DeCarolis to round out the lineup.[4] The band signed to Hot Green Records and announced their first album, Everything/Nothing, which was recorded at The Headroom by labelmate Joe Reinhart of Hop Along.[2] The record was preceded by its first single, "Oh Whitney," as a limited cassette release.[5] Its accompanying music video features the band attempting to set a world record for fireworks launched off a guitar, though the record-setting display is blocked by Rob DeCarolis standing in front of the camera. Though the explosive effects were added in post-production, the fireworks were live and caused some anxiety during filming.[1] The band later released a video for "Oozing Positivity" to coincide with Everything/Nothing's cassette release; the video took director Dave Peterson six months to make and depicts the band as "delightfully retro" CGI characters.[6]

Hurry announced their third record Guided Meditation in March 2016 and was released on April 29, 2016 by Lame-O Records.[7] It was recorded at Noisy Little Critter with Mike Bardzik. Prior to release, Scottoline said Guided Meditation will be "more confident" and "not [hide] behind noise as much".[2]

Their fourth record, Every Little Thought, was announced in January 2017 and was released on February 23.[8]

Musical style[edit]

Hurry's sound has been described as power pop,[1][9] fuzz or noise pop,[4][10] indie pop,[11][12] alternative rock[13] and garage rock.[14] They are often cited as early-90s rock revivalists;[1][9][15][16] their influences include Weezer, Teenage Fanclub, Guided by Voices and Dinosaur Jr.,[4][5] though their influences also include older artists such as The Beach Boys and Paul McCartney[17] and peers such as Yuck and Pure X.[2] Yo La Tengo has been cited as a major influence; Scottoline has said their music showed him how an upbeat pop song could be "drenched in noise," which he cites as an important touchstone for Hurry's music.[1][2] In a separate interview, he said Hurry is "better when [they're] loud."[18]


Studio albums[edit]



Guided Meditation[7]

Every Little Thought[8]

  • Released: 23 February 2018
  • Format: LP, CD, digital download
  • Label: Lame-O Records (LP, CD, digital)


Casual Feelings[20]

  • Released: 21 October 2016
  • Format: EP, digital download
  • Label: Lame-O Records (EP, digital)


"Oh Whitney[5]" from the album Everything/Nothing

  • Released: 14 January 2014
  • Format: Cassette, digital download
  • Label: Hot Green Records

"Nothing to Say[7]" from the album Guided Meditation

  • Released: 22 March 2016
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Lame-O Records

Other appearances[edit]

Strength in Weakness[9] (Split EP with Modern Baseball, Beach Slang, Spraynard, Marietta and The Weaks to raise money for United Cerebral Palsy)

  • Released: 3 February 2015
  • Format: 12" EP, digital download
  • Label: Lame-O Records
  • Tracks: "Shake It Off"

Silver Linings[21] (Charity compilation to raise money for Punk Talks, an organization providing free mental health services to musicians and industry workers)

  • Released: 30 September 2015
  • Format: Digital download
  • Tracks: "Oozing Positivity"

Philly Rock Comp Volume 3[22][23] (Compilation by 502 South, a Philadelphia DIY collective, and The Art is Not Dead, a Philadelphia non-profit for supporting artists)

  • Released: 30 January 2016
  • Format: Digital download, CD
  • Tracks: "Oozing Positivity"

A Song A Day Keeps The Pain Away [24] (Charity compilation to raise money for the Southern Poverty Law Center)

  • Released: 1 January 2017
  • Format: Digital download
  • Tracks: "When I'm With You (Live)"

Don't Stop Now[25] (Charity compilation to raise money for the ACLU)

  • Released: 20 January 2017
  • Format: Digital download
  • Tracks: "Love Vigilantes" (New Order cover)

Don't Stop Now II[26] (Charity compilation to raise money for RAICES)


  1. ^ a b c d e "Q&A: Hurry". CMJ. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Milstein, Alex (3 July 2015). "Interview with Hurry". Bearded Gentlemen Music. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  3. ^ Ecouer, Robin (21 May 2015). "Third Introducing Hurry". Third Outing. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d Shrum, Tony (9 September 2014). "Hurry Signs To Hot Green Records, Announces "Everything/Nothing"". New Noise Magazine. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  5. ^ a b c DeVille, Chris (14 January 2014). "Hurry - "Oh Whitney!"". Stereogum. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  6. ^ Raimo, Kerri Ann (6 May 2015). "Hurry celebrates cassette release and new animated music video". The Key. WXPN. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "Hurry's Video for "Nothing to Say" Will Inspire You To Finish That Novel You've Been Meaning to Write". Noisey. Vice. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  8. ^ a b Gelfand, Zac (11 January 2018). "Premiere: Hurry Take Their Dreamy Pop To The Horticultural Center In The Retro 'Waiting For You' Video". Uproxx. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  9. ^ a b c Cohen, Ian (22 January 2015). "Hurry: "Shake It Off"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  10. ^ Sacher, Andrew (17 September 2014). "Hurry (mem Everyone Everywhere) releasing an LP (stream "I Won't Wait"), playing Restorations' release show w/ Cayetana". Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  11. ^ Bracaglia, Kate (23 October 2014). "Our weekly concert picks: October 22–October 28". Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  12. ^ Hyden, Steven (5 December 2014). "Songs of the Week: Long Live Lana". Grantland. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  13. ^ Colavita, Michael (22 February 2014). "Hurry Opening "for a Band [You] Like" at Union Transfer Feb. 22". The Deli. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  14. ^ Anthony, David (25 September 2014). "Hurry is "Oozing Positivity" on its debut album". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  15. ^ a b Sacher, Andrew (5 May 2014). "Hurry release "Everything/Nothing" on cassette, made a video". Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  16. ^ Day, Jake (21 January 2014). "Hurry – "Oh Whitney"". Indie Current. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  17. ^ Farrell, Mike (15 May 2015). "Q&A with Hurry". Wickedly Rad Music. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  18. ^ Zakorchemny, Chris (10 October 2014). "Interview: Matt Scottoline of Hurry talks about covering Weezer and what's in his fridge". The Key. WXPN. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  19. ^ Vettese, John (13 February 2012). "Check out the debut LP from Hurry, playing Johnny Brenda's on Wednesday". The Key. WXPN. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  20. ^ Domenighini, Annalise (29 September 2016). "Hurry Up and Check Out Hurry's Video for "Casual Feelings"". Noisey. Vice. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  21. ^ Altman, Lauren (4 October 2015). "Download Silver Linings Charity Compilation by Punk Talks". The Key. WXPN. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  22. ^ Rapa, Patrick (28 January 2016). "Five Songs You Need to Hear Today". Philadelphia. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  23. ^ Miller, Julie (20 January 2016). "502 South release Philly Rock Comp, Vol. III, featuring The Sixties, Hurry and more". The Key. WXPN. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  24. ^ Cea, Max (5 February 2017). "The Radical Possibility of a Song a Day". Salon. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  25. ^ Gotrich, Lars (20 January 2017). "Listen: Cayetana, The Menzingers, Restorations On ACLU Covers Comp". All Songs Considered. NPR. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  26. ^ Rettig, James (5 November 2018). "Hear Craig Finn, Wild Pink, Chris Farren, Lydia Loveless, & More Cover Songs For Don't Stop Now II Compilation". Stereogum. Retrieved 6 November 2018.

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