The 2007 release from The Burning Hell.
Taking its name from a religious tract, The Burning Hell has been slithering
around in the muck in one form or another since the dawn of the millennium. Fronted by the moderately agoraphobic songwriter and occasional history teacher Mathias Kom on electric ukulele, The Burning Hell currently features between one and twelve people, depending on the night.
This cast of characters gathered at The House Of Miracles in the depths of summer 2007 to record 'Happy Birthday', an album that celebrates the beauty of age, the joys of decay, the possibility of dating after death, and the inevitable repetition of mistakes. Combining quirky instrumentation, happy little melodies and depressing Old World fatalism, the music of The Burning Hell is sure to make you smile and want to give up.
"It was with pleasure that I discovered the Burning Hell. The mostly-ukulele music and laugh-inducing lyrics of Mathias Kom stay on the good side of silly, while still maintaining that increasingly scarce sincerity." - The Montreal Mirror
Learn more about The Burning Hell at http://www.myspace.com/mathiaskom
Learn more about Weewerk Records at http://www.weewerk.com
Possible influences: Smog, David Byrne, Handsome Family, Jonathan Richman, Stephin Merritt
Previews - Happy Birthday
01. The Burning Hell - Remote Control - Listen!
02. The Burning Hell - Dinosaurs - Listen!
03. The Burning Hell - Municipal Monarchs - Listen!
04. The Burning Hell - General Electric vs. the Imperial - Listen!
05. The Burning Hell - Everything You Believe is a Lie - Listen!
06. The Burning Hell - Grave Situation Pt.1 - Listen!
07. The Burning Hell - I Guess I'll Be Seeing You - Listen!
08. The Burning Hell - Happy Birthday to the End of the World - Listen!
09. The Burning Hell - Grave Situation Pt.2 - Listen!
10. The Burning Hell - In the Palms of Your Hands - Listen!
11. The Burning Hell - The Second Cigarette - Listen!
12. The Burning Hell - What Do You Get for the Man Who Has Nothing? - Listen!
13. The Burning Hell - Goodbye Ukulele - Listen!
Hear all samples at once - Listen!
- Album package comes with complete artwork including one PDF page.
Album File Size - MP3 Format -68.46 MB
Album File Size - CD-Quality Lossless Flac Format - 232.50 MB