Brian Rutledge

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On a roll

When I go bowling with bands, it’s usually to extract them from their natural habitat and place them in a controlled environment for study. In the case of my recent bowling date with Hallelujah the Hills, though, my aim was true. I just wanted to bowl.
Hallelujah the Hills top themselves with Colonial Drones
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 25, 2009

Insides out

The everyday interaction with animals other than domestic pets has become a whimsical thing of the past. Which leaves those musicians who still write numbers with furry protagonists in a bit of a throwback situation, their songs almost instant period pi
The projective folk of Mr. Sister
By MATT PARISH  |  December 02, 2008

Two great tastes

For a few moments during Hallelujah the Hills’ EP release show on Saturday, everything seemed to dissolve into blissful madness.

Hallelujah the Hills + Ho-Ag at Great Scott, April 12, 2008

By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  April 15, 2008

Against interpretation

To file Hallelujah the Hills under “literary rock” would be, according to frontman Ryan Walsh, an insult to literature and an insult to rock. Hallelujah the Hills, "Wave Backwards to Massachusetts" (mp3)
Hallelujah the Hills get litr’y with it
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 12, 2007