The spareribs may be boneless but Ryan, here, would rather break one of his own bones than spare one of his delicious gourmet morsels with friend or foe alike. You can tell he feels that way with every inch of his dramatic eyebrow raise that seems to say, “What can I say? I guess I was born lucky.” The fork remains on the table because the chop sticks are preferred, without exception. When he’s had his share of supper he heads on down to the rehearsal space, the very location he penned the lyrics for the upcoming Hallelujah The Hills album entitled No One Knows What Happens Next available May 22nd on Discrete Pageantry Records. Hear a track, pre-order, or check out the May tour dates here.
Do you recognize this expression? It’s the carefully crafted, smug smile of a man who’s thrilled that he has a piece of fresh broccoli in his grip while you remain trapped on the other side of the computer screen, broccoli-less. Cruel yet casual. Ladies & gentlemen, it’s Nicholas and boy does he lay it on thick here in this snapshot. When he’s eaten all his vegetables it’s time for dessert and, baby, dessert has four strings in this town. Nicholas introduces us to his instrument in the first few seconds of the lead-off single of the new Hallelujah The Hills album. You can download it here on the Captain’s Dead blog.
Yep, you guessed it, Brian couldn’t be more pleased with the fact that he’s about to munch this piece of Sesame Chicken. In fact he could only be more pleased if he was somehow able to hear your groans of disappointment that you too do not have such a delicious treat in front of you. Of course, he seals the deal with expert usage of chop sticks. After a long night of eating various foods with chop sticks Brian picks up the trumpet and does gorgeous things to the entire Hallelujah The Hills catalog which is now available on iTunes and Bandcamp.
Well, well, well, look who’s got a spring roll. It’s Ryan and make no doubt about it: he’s eating the spring roll with chopsticks. The ear to ear smile seems to mock the fact that you don’t have a piping hot spring roll in front of you as well. It’s pitiless, frankly. When the meal is complete Ryan will once again take his position behind the Hallelujah The Hills drum kit where he expertly guides song after song just like he does here in a recent video of the band covering a Clash song.
Introducing Joe. Look at this wild-eyed double fister! Here Joe pinches a portion of dinner with chopsticks in his left hand and chopsticks in his right hand. Nuts! All the while he gazes off into the distance with only a hint of a blissful smile letting you know he’s enjoying life significantly more than you. When he’s not making you second guess your choices at a Chinese restaurant in Quincy he’s playing banjo, quatro, and tambourine with Hallelujah The Hills. Banjo is the 3rd sound you hear on the new album’s opening track which is streaming here on MTVhive.
Meet David. He can’t wait to chomp on this delicious piece of General Gao’s Chicken but not before he flashes an over the top, shit eating grin to the camera. When he’s not mugging at local Chinese cuisine eateries he plays guitar and cello on No One Knows What Happens Next, the long awaited third HtH album, which is available for pre-order here.