The Oh Hellos

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The Oh Hellos
The Oh Hellos, July 2014
Background information
OriginSan Marcos, Texas, US[1]
Years active2011 (2011)–present
  • Tyler Heath
  • Maggie Heath

The Oh Hellos are an American indie folk rock duo formed in 2011 in San Marcos, Texas, consisting of siblings Tyler and Maggie Heath.[2] They remain an independent band, with eight releases: The Oh Hellos; Through the Deep, Dark Valley; Dear Wormwood; Notos; Eurus; Boreas; and Zephyrus; as well as a Christmas EP: The Oh Hellos' Family Christmas Album.[3][4][5] The band initially found success on the music promotion website Bandcamp, and its music was later featured on NBC's Parenthood.[6]


Tyler Heath began writing and recording music in 2007, having released three albums by himself: Let It Go, A Christmas Album, and We're All In This Together. In 2011, he was joined by his sister, Maggie Heath, to write a song together for their mother's birthday.[7] Their success led the two to form The Oh Hellos, releasing their self-titled EP later that year.[8][9] On October 30, 2012, they released their self-produced debut album, Through The Deep, Dark Valley.[10]

On December 5, 2014, The Oh Hellos released The Oh Hellos' Family Christmas Album, as their second EP.

On October 16, 2015, The Oh Hellos released Dear Wormwood, their second album. Dear Wormwood was inspired by The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis and the writing of Patrick Rothfuss.[11][12]

On November 14, 2017, the band debuted a single, "Torches", from their EP Notos, which debuted December 8, 2017.[13] Notos was the first EP in an ongoing series of four, taking their names from Greco-Roman deities of wind named Anemoi. In a similar fashion, the band released a single, "Grow" on January 18, 2018, from the next EP in the series, Eurus, which released February 9, 2018.[14]

On September 4, 2020, the band released the third of the four EPs, Boreas. They released a new single, "Soap", on October 2, 2020.

On October 16, 2020, the band released the fourth of the four EPs, Zephyrus.

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of The Oh Hellos EP, Tyler and Maggie recorded a new, acoustic version of "Hello My Old Heart", which was released on December 1, 2021.[15]

On October 28, 2022, Maggie and Tyler released a remastered version of their debut album, Through The Deep, Dark Valley, to celebrate its 10-year anniversary. The album was remastered with the help of Charlie Kramsky.[16]

On December 8, 2023, The Oh Hellos released a new single titled "December '04".[17]

On December 15, 2023, The Oh Hellos released a new EP, The Oh Hellos' Family Christmas Album: Volume II, as a successor to their EP, The Oh Hellos' Family Christmas Album.

Musical style and influences[edit]

The Oh Hellos have a "Celtic-influenced style"[18] that has also been referred to as a “majestic” brand of folk-pop. Though they write all of their music themselves, Maggie and Tyler combine their voices with a string band and choir to complete their sound. In the past, there have been up to 13 musicians on stage with them while they are performing.[19]

Maggie and Tyler have a very deep, introspective style. A defining characteristic of their music is the contrast between their soft melodies and intense lyrics, creating 'a sort of tension', as The Daily Times calls it. Many of their releases, such as Through the Deep, Dark Valley and Dear Wormwood, could be considered concept albums as they tend to tell a story with concepts and themes running through it.[19]



  • Through the Deep, Dark Valley (2012)
  • The Oh Hellos' Family Christmas Album (2013)
  • Dear Wormwood (2015)
  • Notos (2017)
  • Eurus (2018)
  • Boreas (2020)
  • Zephyrus (2020)
  • Through the Deep, Dark Valley (2022 remaster)[20]
  • The Oh Hellos' Family Christmas Album: Volume II (2023)


  • The Oh Hellos EP (2011)
  • The Oh Hellos' Family Christmas Album (2014)
  • The Oh Hellos' Family Christmas Album: Volume II (2023)


  • "Bitter Water" (2015)
  • "Dear Wormwood" (2015)
  • "Boreas" (2020)
  • "Soap" (2020)
  • "Hello My Old Heart (Ten Year Anniversary)" (2021)[21]
  • "December '04" (2023)[22]


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  4. ^ Chan, Tristan (July 2013). "The Oh Hellos". Porch Drinking. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  5. ^ Naramore, Leanne. "The Oh Hello's EP". The Kollection. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  6. ^ Schultz, Ben. "Hello My Old Heart – The Oh Hellos". Music Mondays.
  7. ^ Dye, David. "Next: The Oh Hellos". NPR. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  8. ^ Doherty, Kelly. "The Alternative Tone: Interview: The Oh Hellos". Punk. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  9. ^ Fink, Hopey. "Album Review: The Oh Hellos, Through the Deep, Dark Valley". Georgetown Radio. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  10. ^ Collar, Matt. "The Oh Hellos". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  11. ^ "The Oh Hellos Bring C.S. Lewis Inspirations to Rich New Album 'Dear Wormwood': Interview". Music Times. 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  12. ^ "Dear Wormwood - The Oh Hellos | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  13. ^ "Song Premiere: The Oh Hellos, 'Torches'". Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  14. ^ "The Oh Hellos Premiere New Song "Grow" « American Songwriter". American Songwriter. 2018-01-18. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  15. ^ "The Oh Hellos Celebrate Ten Year Anniversary with Acoustic Version of "Hello My Old Heart"". Retrieved 2021-12-22.
  16. ^ "The Oh Hellos releases a ten-year anniversary remaster of their debut album "Through The Deep, Dark Valley"". The Oh Hellos, Bandcamp Page. Retrieved 8 December 2023.
  17. ^ "The Oh Hellos comes back for the holidays with a new single titled "December '04"". Genius. Retrieved 8 December 2023.
  18. ^ Grey, Stephanie (2016-09-28). "The Oh Hellos on C.S. Lewis, Christian Art and Learning to Trust the Music Industry". Westword. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
  19. ^ a b Wildsmith, Steve. "Siblings at the heart of The Oh Hellos turn tension into musical beauty". The Daily Times. Retrieved 2021-03-26.
  20. ^ "The Oh Hellos remasters "Through the Deep, Dark Valley"". Twitter. Retrieved 8 December 2023.
  21. ^ "The Oh Hellos discography". Spotify. Retrieved December 1, 2023.
  22. ^ "December '04, The Oh Hellos". Spotify. Retrieved 8 December 2023.