In the four years since the Silver Jews toured with HALLELUJAH THE HILLS, Jews singer David Berman retired from the music biz to do whatever it is he does otherwise, and the erstwhile lo-fi stalwarts disbanded. Meanwhile, Jah Hills’ Ryan Walsh and Co. marinated in the latter half of the Jews’ oeuvre. The result is “Get Me in a Room,” the first track off new long-player No One Knows What Happens Next, Hallelujah the Hills’ first record since 2009’s Colonial Drones. “Title TBA/Just get me in a room,” Walsh croons in a Berman-ish rasp, buoyed by a trio of defiant-sounding women, including Noell Dorsey of Guillermo Sexo and Beautiful Weekend. It’s a frisky, audaciously catchy song, and a lovely tribute to elders come and gone. Acquire the MP3 right now, and raise a glass to the Hills at Saturday’s record-release party at the Middle East in Cambridge alongside Viva Viva, Frank Smith, and the New Highway Hymnal.
DOWNLOAD: Hallelujah The Hills "Get Me In A Room" [mp3]