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New Album For Hallelujah Picassos - 'Voices of Exuberant Hellhounds'

15 May 2019 - 0 Comments

Following their reissues in 2011/2012, the Hallelujah Picassos returned to the live scene, playing a handful of shows with the likes of The Drab Doo Riffs, Bloodbags. Loud Ghost, and Labretta Suede and the Motel Six. The band continued onwards, writing some new music. After a series of singles, the fruits of their labours have finally come together on this LP.

Here then is proudly presented Voices of Exuberant Hellhounds, another chapter in the gospel of Hallelujah Picassos, building their own mythology, due for release on June 14.

Songs are inspired by Hymns, Psalms, Chants and Mantras with a secular perspective slant  and inspiration from certain styles, woven into a twisted narrative with one constant: Rorschach’s melancholic vocals.

We have tunes about the Peasants from a Bruegel painting, the sculptures of Xavier Messerschmitt, immigration, and bankers.

The album is another example of Interpretive Expressionistic Variationism and should be seen as body of work with dramatically interconnected songs - the aim is to show the album as whole body of work rather than individual songs, with a continuity and a common denominator. Even though they sound different, they are tied together to create a narrative.

The album features the last recordings from the band’s drummer Bobbylon, who passed away in May 2018. The album is dedicated to him.

The band will be playing electronic versions of the album at the release party at Whammy Bar on June 14th. Albums, t-shirts and other items will be available for sale.

Released on June 14 20-19, on vinyl thru 1:12 Records, and digital via Loopy Fruit Recordings. The vinyl comes with a free digital download that includes 4 extra bonus tracks.

Written and produced by Hallelujah Picassos, recorded and engineered by Darryn Harkness at Tone Exchange. Salvadore engineered by Darryn Harkness and mixed by John Pain. Mastered by Angus McNaughton at Auralux. Cover art by John Pain, Roland Rorschach.


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