We had been hoping to film Hallelujah the Hills for some time, [...]
Milagres is a band, a place, and a miracle. The origin of the group, which you can gather from the recent press for their just-released album Glowing Mouths follows the disbanding of another group, the lead singer’s fateful departure from New York for the clearer open spaces of western Canada, and a mountain climbing injury. All of these ruptures and reunions came together on their first album, Seven Summits, under their new moniker. That was back in 2008, and with their latest release, they’ve found themselves compared to everyone from Prince to My Morning Jacket. But, as they noted in an interview not long ago, “Milagres is Milagres.”
As the sun went down over Central Square, we walked around to find an interesting place to shoot. A parking garage close-by has always been a location we’ve wanted to use, and so Kyle and I walked in and asked at the front office if we could borrow their roof for a little while. We were warned that the adjoining retirement home was filled with people who did not enjoy noise; we were given the go ahead, but told to make it quick. We made our way to the top, and set up in plain view of the glowing windows, the elderly folks looking out at us, curious about what shenanigans we were about to inflict on them. We waved at them, filmed a few songs, and heard nary a complaint. Score one for Milagres vs. the elderly.
We’ve remarked many times about how a song we’ve edited almost invariably gets stuck in your head; our set with Milagres is certainly no different. Kyle Wilson’s repeated phrase/plea/whisper of halfway, halfway on the opening song from our session with them has drifted in and out of my mind since that night. We hope you have the same problem, and that you enjoy the other videos.
The new album is out now on Kill Rock Stars, and the band is currently on tour with Peter Wolf Crier. Go see them.
Lost in the Dark