Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hallelujah the Hills Cover The Velvet Underground

Photo by Courtney Brooke Hall
As you've probably noticed, we love cover songs here at If It's Too Loud..., and we're also pretty big fans of Hallelujah the Hills. Imagine my joy when over the weekend, Hallelujah the Hills sent out a link to their email subscribers that included a cover of The Velvet Underground's "Run Run Run." It's a great choice for the band, since Hallelujah the Hills stylistically are quite different from The Velvet Underground. "Run Run Run" is one of The Velvet Underground's more rambunctious covers, and Hallelujah the Hills does is perfectly. The cover is from a live show recorded at the Black Cat in D.C. earlier this year, and you can definitely tell it's a live show based on the quality, but it makes me miss the muddled bootlegs of ye olden days. They do it a little louder and noisier than the original, but it chugs along with the perfect mix of tribute and their own style.

You can listen to Hallelujah the Hills' cover of "Run Run Run" below. To make sure you don't miss out on the fun of being on their mailing list, head on over to their website and sign up. If you happen to be in the Boston area this weekend, they'll be playing as part of The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence at Brighton Music Hall on Sunday. The show also includes Tanya Donelly, Bill Janovitz, Mike Gent, Vapors of Morphine, Marissa Nadler and more.

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