Earlier today long standing AGP favorites, Hallelujah The Hills premiered their incredible stop motion video for The Memory Tree. The song can be found on their most recent LP and the outright triumph, I’m You. An album that landed in the top 3 of our favorite albums of 2019. Over the current pandemic HTH leader, Ryan H. Walsh began working on the concept for the stop motion video that led to the creation of The Memory Tree.
Walsh explains: “About four & a half months ago I started crafting these little ghost figures. And then I started searching out miniature items—like typewriters, coffee cups, and television sets. And then before I could blink, I had multiple small houses inside my singular human house and I was working on a stop motion animation video for The Memory Tree. It all kinda snowballed from there.”
Hallelujah The Hills recently shared the new track Popular Anti-Depressants of The 21st Centruy as well as the 2020 Halloween Mix Tape, The World is Most Certainly Haunted And I Am One Of It’s Best Ghosts, which you can score over at their Bandcamp site. Lastly the band is offering a spiffy new ghost t-shirt to mark the relase of their new video, just in time for your trick or treating adventures.
Boston’s purveyors of intelligent fist pumping anthemic indie rock, Hallelujah The Hills are set to return sometime this fall with their 7th LP, I Am You. The band has yet to announce the specifics of their release plans, but I’ve been assured those details will be shared soon. In the meantime HTH has shared the forthcoming albums first single, Folk Music Is Insane on various streaming platforms. Founder and chief songwriter, Ryan H. Walsh has shared some thoughts and a little bit about the motivation behind the bands ode to music genres.
“Music genres can help you understand what you’re about to hear, but they also carry a lot of baggage with them. If I tell you I’m about to play you a country song, you might even start to guess at some of the lyrics (“lost my truck, lost my car, got fired” etc). I like when expectations are subverted, so I started thinking about true but unlikely statements to make about music genres. Best one I came up with was ‘Folk Music Is Insane.’ I truly believe that. And singing that phrase on top of a deep, distorted rock n roll riff? Well that’s just the kinda thing this band was born to do.” – RHW
The band has also deemed their new song t-shirt worthy and I tend to agree. You can obtain and support HTH as well their forthcoming release efforts by obtaining and sporting the Folk Music Is Insane T-Shirt around town.