Hallelujah The Hills – “Destroy This Poem” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
Hallelujah The Hills are one of those relatively obscure acts out of Boston with a hometown cult following and pockets of hardcore fans scattered throughout the country. To that end, Re-Vinyl Records are re-pressing their 2014 album Have You Ever Done Something Evil? on vinyl. In support of the re-release the group are doing a brief tour and have debuted a new video for “Destroy This Poem.” The visuals are a play on the way that social platforms have tried to turn videos and programs into live blogs that consumers can comment on — but the fake technology goes haywire in the hilarious clip. Zabeth Russell plays the spokeswoman for the faux-company FanBroadcast.biz, who explains the product before trolls fill up the screen with their comments. It’s a pretty spot-on critique of the current state of things, and a creative way to take on the social sharing culture. The video was directed by the band’s frontman, Ryan Walsh, and you can watch it below.
Check out the band’s brief spring tour dates in support of the re-release:
03/27 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
03/28 Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
04/16 Brighton, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
04/24 Buffalo, NY @ The Sportsmen Tavern
04/25 Buffalo, NY @ The Sportsmen Tavern
05/09 Portland, ME @ Bunker Brewing Company
Get a copy of Have You Ever Done Something Evil? here.