Hallelujah the Hills have just released the first song from their upcoming 5th album, A Band is Something to Figure Out, and if "We Have the Perimeter Surrounded" is any indication, they are about to be huge.
With "We Have the Perimeter Surrounded," Hallelujah the Hills have officially mastered the whole folk punk thing. The song starts off with an ominously heavy bass riff and then kicks into an almost Fugazi-like half yelling/half spoken word rant. And then the gang chorus starts. It all degenerates into rambling guitar riffs and a smidge of "California Uber Alles" squeals.
To go along with the release of "We Have the Perimeter Surrounded," Hallelujah the Hills have started a website that also shares a US Government document of a conversation between Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger where Woody recalls a dream that may have predicted punk rock. Check that out at www.woodyguthriepredictedpunk.com.
A Band is Something to Figure Out is due out on April 12 via Discrete Pageantry Records. You can listen to "We Have the Perimeter Surrounded" below. You can pre-order the album on their Bandcamp, and be sure to check out their website for more info.