“Introducing our latest musical creation, ‘Password.’ This song is a captivating blend of emotions and thoughts, masterfully crafted by Mike. As the songwriter, guitarist, and producer, he delves into the common struggle many face in today’s digital age – the constant battle to remember passwords that hold the keys to our virtual existence, from online banking to social media. ‘Password’ resonates with multiple layers of meaning, making it a truly immersive musical journey. I am excited to lend my voice to this enchanting melody, and I extend an invitation to you to join us on this sonic adventure. In our music video, you’ll catch us proudly donning our exclusive ‘Password’ merchandise. I wear the stylish ‘Password’ dress in black, complete with a hood, while Mike exudes charm in the Black ‘Password’ designed T-shirt. Mike’s artistic talent shines through in the ‘Password’ Album Art, adding a unique visual dimension to the experience. Discover these remarkable items and more here on our website: hillandmike.com/shop
Our song ‘Stares’ explores the notion of endless staircases and the figurative gazes directed at us. It delves into the daily commute to the office, marked by a seemingly infinite climb up and down these stairs. It also reflects on the scrutinizing eyes of people in the online realm, observing others as they work, live, and pass by. We ponder whether we can ever escape this perpetual ascent and descent of stairs and question the identities of those who watch us, if indeed we are being watched at all. Ultimately, we contemplate whether any of this truly matters. This song is rich with multiple meanings and was penned by Mike, who not only wrote it but also showcases his guitar skills and produces the track. I’m thrilled to sing this tune, and I invite you to join us in this musical journey. In our video, you’ll spot us proudly sporting our custom ‘Stares’ merchandise. I’m flaunting the ‘Stares’ Cosmetic Bag, while we’ve also got our ‘Stares’ Umbrella and Mike looks dashing in the Dark Grey ‘Stares’ designed T-shirt. Mike even lent his artistic touch to the ‘Stares’ Album Art. You can discover these fantastic items and more here on our website: hillandmike.com/shop .
We are thrilled to be back again for an interview on Marc Willis’ Podcast for up and coming bands! The last time we were on Marc’s Podcast was ten years ago, and as you will hear we have been busy. We look forward to being guests on Marc’s Radio and TV Podcast soon and we can’t wait to share our music with you! Marc had requested a cover song for us to do ten years ago, listen to hear what that special song is and if we came through with his request for him and his listeners. Find out more about how we went from being American Death Truck to Huh Ming Birds / HMNG BRDS and more. Thanks for listening!
The Album Art Vocal Video is a favorite of ours since we got to wear our Blue Ink outfits while singing with the artwork Mike designed right behind us! It was perfect that the way Mike was sitting perfectly had him sitting on the boat! Enjoy this dreamy song again with our Blue Ink Album Art! We even made coasters with this artwork, T shirts and a dress and a pillow!
Our Vocal Video for our new song ‘Blue Ink’ is fun to watch! We are modeling our merchandise that you can buy on our website! This was a very special video since we are wearing our band merchandise for the first time in a video! Mike is modeling the Blue Ink T Shirts in Black and White, I am modeling the Blue Ink reversible dress.
Acoustic live performance from Los Angeles 7/1/2020. This song is even more timely now than ever, we hope you are staying safe. Much love!
Hillary Grace Andrews-Katz (Hillaryous) sings and Michael Katz plays guitar in their band, Huh Ming Birds. Live performance at Gladstone’s Malibu. Huh Ming Birds is a local Los Angeles band since 2015. They were formerly known as American Death Truck from 2010-2012 and have been making music ever since. Michael Katz : Guitar, Composer, Songwriter, Producer Hillary Grace Andrews-Katz : Singer, Songwriter
Our live performance at Gladstone’s Malibu outdoor beach deck with bonfire gig is a relaxed fun beachy time! We sang a total of 6 originals and 1 cover song for this performance. (The first song is Five Past Nine in a separate video from this one) The songs in this video are: Blue Ink, Password, My New Job, (cover) Bizarre Love Triangle – New Order, Hurt Us Enjoy! Thank you for listening, Hillary and Michael Huh Ming Birds
A few moments of a favorite song we sing…American Death Truck x HMNG BRDS – “Top” @ Good Hurt Los Angeles , Nov 21, 2012
Here’s a video of our performance as American Death Truck
American Death Truck x HMNG BRDS recorded live !
As viewed here we are playing original songs @ Good Hurt in Los Angeles back in 2012
The sound is coming from the nightclubs mixing board
- Curfew Written and Performed by American Death Truck x HMNG BRDS
- Five Past Nine Written and Performed by American Death Truck x HMNG BRDS
- Hurt Us Written and Performed by American Death Truck x HMNG BRDS
- Disco Truck Written and Performed by American Death Truck x HMNG BRDS
- Stares Written and Performed by American Death Truck x HMNG BRDS
- My New Job Written and Performed by American Death Truck x HMNG BRDS
- Lisa Painted My Car Written and Performed by American Death Truck x HMNG BRDS
- Chickenscratch Written and Performed by American Death Truck x HMNG BRDS
- New Moves Written and Performed by American Death Truck x HMNG BRDS
- Top Written and Performed by American Death Truck x HMNG BRDS
- Boogie on down to the liquor store Written and Performed by American Death Truck x HMNG BRDS
The Band –
Hillary Grace Andrews – vox
Steve Sigl – guitar
Mike Katz – drums