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drunken ramblings: hallelujah the hills’ have you ever done something evil

Posted by gregor on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

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hallelujah the hills….. so here we are again. your 2012 record, no one knows what happens next, ended up at number 3 on my favorite records of that year. looking back, knowing what i know now about that record, it maybe should’ve been number one. you know why? i still listen to it all the fucking time. here’s their deal, you may listen to one of their records, once. thats fine, you do whatever you want, but if you’re paying attention at all, you’ll realize something is there, and you’ll keep coming back. they make music that is equivalent to crack. i have never tried crack, but ive seen some documentaries, so im pretty much an expert. that first listen, it will burrow into your brain, or soul, or wherever you keep the precious. you probably wont even realize that it has happened, and thats the beauty of hallelujah the hills. that first time, you may not be impressed, but theres that hook, or lyric that will bring you back. then from there, its not one lyric, its 10, its not one hook, but 20…. this has been my experience with this band. their newest, and definitely greatest, have you ever done something evil, admittedly took about 3/4 listens to understand and its no way as immediately as “accessible” as “no one…” but its in the fucking sauce! they are not a band you’re just going to throw on for a good time, even though its a hell of a ride, they just aint that kind of band. ryan walsh is a master lyricist, his lyrics may seem to mean nothing, sometimes at least, but they can absolutely crush you. you can look at it, and so “oh thats nice” or look a little longer, and be like “holy shit!” i think i said last year that they were hitting their stride, but with this record, i will say they are pulling away from just about every band out there. if it doesnt continue to be and end up my favorite record of the year, i would be so very very very surprised.

buy have you ever done something evil via their bandcamp page / like em on facebook or follow on twitter

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sturgill simpson “turtles all the way down” – video

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

so, gonna be completely honest, i just started listening to sturgill simpsons’ metamodern sounds in country music, today, but its already one of my favorites of the year. about half way through it, there was a point where i pictured myself in my family’s old dodge van listening to merle haggard. when a record can transport you to another place and time, that truly is an unbelievable feeling. there are records that are growers, then there are those records, like this one, that hit you immediately. its absolutely a country record, but dont let that scare you at all. although, im guessing if you frequent this site, thats not going to be a problem. still this is some fan-fucking-tastic stuff. i know ill be talking more about this throughout the year. so get prepared… my buddy eric over at bucket full of nails has a nice review of the record.

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chris hadfield “space oddity” via the international space station

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

i had heard about this, but like everything in my life, i put it off. well, apparently retired canadian astronaut, chris hadfield, only had permission from the bowie camp to use the video for one year. he and his son worked on this, btw. sadly, that one year was up, i believe, yesterday. of course people started re-uploading the video, and well here we are. if you havent seen it, i cant recommend it enough. surprisingly has a good voice, and of course the stache! (795)

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it came from the youtubes! kexp edition, including afghan whigs, throwing muses, etc…

Posted by gregor on Saturday, May 10th, 2014

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help american aquarium make “wolves” and live at lincoln theatre, 8.25.12

Posted by gregor on Friday, May 9th, 2014

so good friends of captains dead, well me, american aquarium are going into the studio in june to record their next record “wolves.” they have a bunch of awesome perks, including spending a weekend out on the road with em. you guys probably already know that i think they’re one of the best bands on the planet, and they’re just awesome human beings, so theres that. click here, help em out and feel good about yourself.

here is the record release party show for my favorite record of 2012, burn.flicker.die, at the lincoln theatre in raleigh on 8.25.12. thanks to dale glenn for the recording and if you want the flac version of this clicky here.

1. cape fear river
2. abe lincoln
3. katherine belle
4. tennessee
5. i aint going to the bar tonight
6. saturday nights
7. st marys
8. harmless sparks
9. jacksonville
10. louisiana beauty queen
11. good fight
12. casualties (1539)

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hallelujah the hills “do you have romantic courage” – video

Posted by gregor on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

this apparently premiered on spin early today. all i have to say is c’mon ryan who reads spin?!?!?!?!? still saying this is my favorite record of the year, but a new record was brought to me today that, honestly, will probably overthrow it. (1350)

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jon lajoie “please use this song”

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

if you’ve never checked out any of his other videos, the guy is hilarious, definitely recommend doing so. this one may be his best….. hilarious

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strand of oaks “goshen ’97” – official video

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

my man timothy showalter and his strand of oaks is back, and ive missed him so… he’s signed with dead oceans and his new record, heal, is due out 6.24. if you arent familiar with tim/strand of oaks, i cannot speak more highly of his work and in fact all three of his previous record, pope killdragon, dark shores and leave ruin were on my favorite records of whatever years they cam out. amazing shit… oh and j mascis plays guitar on this track…. (1394)

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hallelujah the hills “i stand corrected” – video

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

pre-order, my favorite record of the year thus far, have you ever done something evil, via their bandcamp page. follow em on twitter (1198)

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old smokey “dead man’s pose” & “leggy”

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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howdy, gang. well so far this old smokey stuff is all kinds of awesome. old smokey is based out of athens and made up of ex-members, or at least have played with, vic chesnutt, the olivia tremor control, circulatory system, madeline, etc… not saying athens has a particular sound, cause they really dont, but they do have a vibe. that vibe, in this case, sounds like this would be a perfect sound track to (insert some activity, movie, etc) here. i havent heard the whole record, sadly, but it sounding like its all over the board musically, which i am completely down with. with that said, i need this whole thing in my life, pronto. oh, btw the name of the record is wester easter and is due out on 4.29 on cloud recordings.

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Captains Dead Blog

    • captains dead’s favorite records of 2014, 11-20, part 3 of 3
      December 12, 2014

      11. lee bains III & the glory fires – dreconstructed follow em on twitter and like em on facebook buy dereconstructed via amazon 12. m lockwood porter – 27 follow him on twitter and like him on facebook buy 27 via his bandcamp page 13. run the jewels 2 follow em on twitter – killer […]

    • captains dead’s favorite videos of 2014
      December 10, 2014

      admittedly, i watch a lot of videos. i spend most of my work days watching whatever on youtube. i fluctuate between tech reviews and music related vids. when i say i spend a lot of time on youtube, i am not fucking around. i would gather at least 3-5 hours of my day are spent […]

    • american aquarium “wolves” – new song

      up there is the wolves album teaser and down there is the first track off wolves, which is due out 2.3. already calling definitely at least a top 5 record for 2015. btw, read more about the record, etc via cmt edge which this premiered on today. (560)


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