On May 13th we released our 4th full length album Have You Ever Done Something Evil?. Reactions have been incredible. A sincere thank you for listening! It's out in all the usual online outlets but the only place to get the CD, and the best way to get digital (especially if you like FLAC files) is Bandcamp. But hey, if you're on iTunes or Amazon anyway, think about leaving a review. It helps spread the word on the record.
Our California tour has wrapped, and it was phenomenal. Thank you for coming out! If you're a fan of comedy podcasts, you should really check out our episode of Impov4Humans which we recorded in Los Angeles at the Earwolf studios.
If you think we look a little beleaguered in these Earwolf studio pictures, there's a good reason. The night before that recording our van was smashed into while we played and they grabbed all of our personal belongings and a box of our CDs. We drove overnight to LA, halfway in a smashed in a van, the other half in a new rental, and I'm pretty sure I can't tell if I drove a leg of the trip or just dreamed I drove a leg of the trip, and that's not good. We arrived just in time to record the Improv4Humans episode. Thieves can't stop HtH (I've always said this, and I'll say it again, it will be an inside job that destroys this band)! We were very thankful that they didn't get our instruments, but we did have to improvise to find some respectable clothes to play the wedding of two lovely fans, scheduled for two days later. In a fevered, rushed trip to the Glendale Galleria, we all bought new clothes to last us the week. Walking into a Target and buying everything you need to be clothed and clean for the near future feels a little bit like entering the witness protection program. It's not ideal, but in the right circumstances, I highly recommend it. In the end, I think we ended up looking pretty sharp at that wedding.
More California stories and exciting band news soon!
UPDATE 5/5: Now you can stream the whole album, over at PopMatters!
UPDATE 5/1: New video! Spin has premiered "Do You Have Romantic Courage?"
UPDATE 4/23: Yet another new song! It's called "We Are What We Say We Are", and it's on Vice's Noisey blog.
UPDATE 4/16: Hear another new song, "Do You Have Romantic Courage?", on Guestlisted from The Boston Herald!
UPDATE 4/3: See the first video, for "I Stand Corrected", at The Line of Best Fit!
UPDATE 3/25: Hear the first single from our new album. It's called "Pick Up An Old Phone" and it just premiered on Stereogum!
Here we go! Today we announced the title of the album (as seen in the frightening subject line of this update), revealed the track listing, and showed off the album cover. That wasn't enough, though. We released the album's video trailer too, which marks the first bit of audio from the LP that we're leaking. Between now and May 13 when the album comes out, there will be a lot of fun stuff coming out to prepare you all for our catchiest, weirdest, and we think, best album.
We'll hit CA for the 2nd time ever this May. Some of those dates, along with our local CD release show, can be found on our calendar. Lots more soon. THANKS!
- Thank YOU for making the album we are about to make possible via your super-generosity during our Fall Kickstarter.
- We are about to go into the studio shortly, and you'll be hearing the finished album in May 2014. It's wholly unlike the other three but still sounds like us. Make sense? Hear a demo song over at BDCwire.
- Look for California and Northeast US tours this Spring. Contact us if you'd like to play with us or set up a show!
- A record for the longest song incubation period ever was recently set when the lost HtH song Highschoolvania was released. Written in 2002, recorded in 2006, released in 2014.
- We made some great videos this past summer. Also, don't miss this amusing history of the band that was assembled for the Kickstarter campaign.
- Ryan wrote a piece about The Spammer of Spotify and some guesses what the next music industry clusterfuck might be (and check out the follow-up conversation). He also, like last year, compiled his list of output for your enjoyment.
Do you have a powerful way? The 4th Hallelujah The Hills album does and, as of this very moment (in a way) it exists. Pre-order the album between now and October 31st at Kickstarter and help the gentlemen record it the very best way. It'll be out in May, you'll get early access, and the band will tour California and other parts of the US all summer long!
Please make sure to check out the video crafted especially for this occasion complete with meltdowns, histories, and a special glimpse into HtH IV.