Posted by gregor on Monday, March 24th, 2014
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.
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
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.
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
Posted by gregor on Friday, May 17th, 2013
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.
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.
Posted by gregor on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
y’all probably know how i feel about remixes, and if you dont, ill lay it out simply, i usually hate em. the only remixes i like are public enemy remixes from the late 80′s – early 90′s. granted there are a few i like, but the majority, not so much. so, when i heard about a remix of probably my favorite song of the year “get me in room,” off my favorite record of the year no one knows what happens next, i had to check it out. its cool, i could do without the rapping, cause i dont think it necessarily fits, but i dig the beats.
Posted by gregor on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
it is with my great pleasure to premiere the video for hallelujah the hills’ “nightingale lightning,” the second single off what i think is going to end being my favorite record of the year, no one knows what happens next. i have been listening to it non-stop since i first laid ears on it a few months back, and dammit there’s a reason for that! its a great freakin record. sure i was a fan of their two previous records, but this seems like a whole different band, and one finally realizing their collective greatness. do yourself a favor and grab it, now!
Posted by gregor on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
hey hey the official video for hallelujah the hills’ “get me in a room” which premiered on consequence of sound this morning. thats right, im stealing it, well not really. no one knows what happens next, my second favorite record of the year thus far, is out on 5.22. a side note, i think i spot ms aimz from my aimz is true in the video. (108)