Mp3 of the Week: Hallelujah the Hills

DOWNLOAD: Hallelujah the Hills, "Don't Take the Law Into Your Own Hands But Take Mine In Yours" (mp3)

On the eve of their biggest national tour to date (stops include SXSW and a Daytrotter session), Boston indie heroes Hallelujah the Hills forsook the bedroom and entered an actual studio for the first time ("My 8-track will never forgive me," laments frontman Ryan Walsh), emerging with two brand-new songs to hold us over until they record album no. 2 this spring. "Don't Take The Law" is short but feels longer, or at least bigger, managing to swell from sotto-voce, bee-swarm jangle to an anthemic, junkshop-orchestra sing-along in under two minutes. Walsh calls it "my joking attempt at starting a whole new subgenre of pop music entitled 'Police Officer/Vigilante Love Ballads.' Just like the Wichita Lineman failed at jumpstarting the 'Telephone Line Repairman Love Ballad' genre, we hope to fail in a similar, spectacular manner." Consider it done. Grab the mp3 above, then bid HTH a fond farewell when they play a free show February 24 at the Milky Way with Amoroso and Jersey's Titus Andronicus.


Feb 29 2008          8:00P@ Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY w/ Evangelicals, Headlights
Mar 1 2008             8:00P@ Soundfix, Brooklyn, NY
Mar 2 2008            8:00P@ Garfield Artworks, Pittsburgh , PA
Mar 3 2008            8:00P@ Beachland Tavern (w/ Headlights/Evangelicals) - Cleveland , Ohio
Mar 4 2008            8:00P@ The Elbow Room- Ypsilanti , Michigan
Mar 5 2008            3:00pm Hear Ya Session, Chicago , IL
Mar 5 2008            8:00P@ Abbey Pub - Chicago , Illinois
Mar 6 2008            12:00P@, Rock Island , Illinois
Mar 6 2008            8:00P@ The Annex - Madison, Wisconsin
Mar 7 2008            8:00P@ Nomad World Pub (w/ Ela and Curse Words) - Minneapolis , Minnesota
Mar 8 2008            8:00P@ The Maintenance Shop (w/ Poison Control Center) - Ames , Iowa
Mar 9 2008            5:00P@ Vaudeville Mews **early show** - Des Moines , Iowa
Mar 11 2008           8:00P@ New Deli - Fayetteville , Arkansas
Mar 12 2008           8:00P@ Friends Bar (SXSW Misra Showcase) Austin , Texas
Mar 13 2008           SXSW TBA   Austin , Texas      
Mar 14 2008           SXSW Friends Bar Berklee SXSW Party (day show)   Austin , Texas     
Mar 15 2008           8:00P@ Jackrabbit Lounge - Shreveport , Louisiana
Mar 17 2008           Afternoon @ Grimey's Record Shop, Nashville, TN
Mar 17 2008           8:00P @ Springwater, Nashville, TN
Mar 19 2008           8:00P@ The Rudyard Kipling - Louisville , Kentucky
Mar 20 2008           8:00P@ The Venue - Lafayette , Indiana
Mar 21 2008           8:00P@ Café Bourbon Street , Columbus , OH
Mar 22 2008           8:00P@ TBA, New York

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