Posts Tagged hallelujah the hills

captains dead top 5 records of 2014: midway point edition

Posted by gregor on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

its just about june, and i think i have been doing this halfway point top 5 for more than a few years now. im a little early on a couple of these records aka centro-matic and the strand of oaks, but trust me they are worth the wait. there are a bunch of records coming out, or are already out, that may blow all of this all up. but here on may 29 here are my top 5 records of 2014, thus far. EDIT: i realize that i am a bit early on the whole “midway” point thing. eh who gives a shit?

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1. hallelujah the hillshave you ever done something evil

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2. centro-matictake pride in your long odds – pledge music campaign record due out on 6.3

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3. sturgill simpsonmetamodern sounds in country music

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4. lee bains III & the glory firesdreconstructed

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5. strand of oaksheal due out 6.24

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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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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. (1061)

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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 (997)

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hallelujah the hills’ have you ever done something evil – teaser

Posted by gregor on Monday, March 24th, 2014

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what we have here is the new hallelujah the hills record, or at least the announcement. its called have you ever done something evil and is due out on 5.13. you can pre-order it here via their bandcamp page. im not saying its their best record to date, but im also not not saying that.

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couch by couchwest 2014: a brief recap

Posted by gregor on Monday, March 17th, 2014

well, couch by couchwest 2014 is over. it was tons o’ fun, but also just like every year, frustrating as hell. hopefully, y’all had a chance to check out some of the submissions. if not, here are just a few of my favorites of the 350+ that were posted. i could have probably added about 20 more, but alas, i am a lazy fuck.

american aquarium “wolves” – a cxcw exclusive which was pretty awesome

rosanne cash and the thread “a feather’s not a bird” – yeah this was pretty awesome to get

cory call of arliss nancy and a brand new song called “andy dufresne” yes named after the shawshank character

kent goolsby “brilliant disguise” – springsteen cover

hallelujah the hills “you got fooled” an outtake from their upcoming record
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current addiction: hallelujah the hills edition

Posted by gregor on Friday, November 22nd, 2013

if youve been around these parts for a while, you know i absolutely love boston’s hallelujah the hills. their 2012 release, no one knows what happens next, is one of those records that just grows and grows and grow. it was already one of my favorite records from last year, but ill be damned if it aint something ill be listening to for years to come. they put out a collection record this year, which is also great, called portrait of the artist as a young trashcan which features one of my favorite songs of the year, “three minute mark,” and you can check it out down there. they just did a kickstarter for their 2014 record, do you have romantic courage, which is due out in may. i dont care what else comes out next year, but this is probably my most anticipated.

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hallelujah the hills “three minute mark” video

Posted by gregor on Saturday, August 17th, 2013

unapologetically, i will take every chance i can to pimp my favorite bands, it is my site after all. in this instance, its a great performance/interview with ryan walsh via the artery, boston’s npr station. this particular song is one of my favorites at the moment, actually has been for the past few months. its off their collection of odds/sods, portrait of the artist as a young trash can. buy it via amazon
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hallelujah the hills “three minute mark”

Posted by gregor on Friday, May 17th, 2013

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you ever run into a band, that seemingly everything they put out, hits you in just the right spots? yeah, thats me and hallelujah the hills. they just put out a odds and sods double record that is made up of b-sides, non album tracks, etc and god damn if it aint better than most bands/artisits real records. it’s entitled portrait of the artist as a young trashcan, and i cant recommend it enough, if you havent figured that out. they are one of those bands that sure they’re shit is catchy, quirky, etc, but there is a lot of depth here, and some of it is quite heartbreaking. or maybe i am just overly sensitive? who knows, and really who cares? one of the best bands on the planet right now is all i am fucking saying. btw, i am absolutely addicted to this song right now.
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couch by couchwest day 2 – 4 recap

Posted by gregor on Thursday, March 14th, 2013

oy vey! i need an intern, or we need an intern. someone like darren from seinfeld. this here site should be up and operational, much like the death star, within the next few days. everything is being re-uploaded, all 27,000 files of it and as you can imagine it’s taking a while. so here are some of my favorites from the past few days.


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