"There are times when I listen to the album and end up lost in reflection about fading memories and missed chances. Other times, the guitars and drums and harmonies lift me up, convince me that the road ahead is bright. Either way, 'Lessons' makes for a fantastic journey."
PopMatters nails it with this 8/10 star review of Ha Ha Tonka's newest album 'Lessons.'
Ha Ha Tonka's new album, Lessons, is out tomorrow (!), and USA Today is tiding us over with a little acoustic treat. Watch singer/guitarist Brian Roberts play a special, sun-soaked, stripped down version of album track "American Ambition."
Watch and listen here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/09/23/video-premiere-meet-southern-indie-rock-band-ha-ha-tonka-lessons/2845271/
Pre-order the album on CD, MP3, or limited edition double vinyl here: https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/album/lessons
The wonderful folks at WNYC Radio are streaming the absolutely stunning new Ha Ha Tonka album, 'Lessons,' one week ahead of the release date!
Stream it HERE.
As WNYC puts it, "the tuneful and buoyant new album from the indie-Americanaband...owe[s] as much to Paul Simon as Big Star."
Listen and then inevitably fall in love with the album and pre-order it on CD, MP3, or limited edition double vinyl HERE.
Those Ozarkian foot-stompin' indie rockers are back! SPIN has the scoop on the new Ha Ha Tonka album, 'Lessons,' out 9/24, AND they premiered the catchy-like-honey new single "Colorful Kids." Put it on repeat for your adventurous weekend ahead.
Educate your eyes and ears HERE.
Catch the band on tour to hear the new songs before you get them on CD, LP, or digital. All the dates are here: http://www.hahatonkamusic.com/
We'll be sitting tight waiting to release this stellar new album to you. Remember, patience is a virus...or something.
We are extremely pleased to announce that Murder By Death has signed with Bloodshot Records. The Bloomington, IN quintet has been on our radar for some time with their unique brand of brooding, anthem-riding balladry and orchestral roots-inflicted indie rock, as found on defining albums such as In Bocca al Lupo (2006) and Good Morning, Magpie (2010). And really, with their sing-along/powder-keg performances; fan-first mentality; and consistently exceptional music, Murder By Death has built a decade-plus career embodying all the essential elements that Bloodshot could possibly ask for in band. Plus, Murder By Death + Bloodshot… the combo just has a nice, gruesome ring to it...
The band will release their Bloodshot debut and sixth full-length album this fall. Additional details to come soon.
In the meantime, they are heading out on the road this summer to support their upcoming release, performing with the support of new labelmates Ha Ha Tonka, as well as Cory Chisel and other special guests. Full tour dates are below, along with some candid shots from the official contract signing.
Jul 12 - Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh, PA - Tickets *
Jul 13 - Black Cat Washington, DC - Tickets *
Jul 14 - Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA - Tickets *
Jul 15 - Heirloom Arts Theatre Danbury, CT - Tickets *
Jul 17 - Webster Hall New York, NY - Tickets *
Jul 18 - Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA - Tickets *
Jul 20 - The Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Canada - Tickets #
Jul 21 - Grog Shop Cleveland, OH - Tickets *
Jul 22 - Cosmic Charlie's Lexington, KY - Tickets *
Jul 24 - Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN - Tickets *
Jul 25 - Newby's Memphis, TN - Tickets #
Jul 26 - Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA - Tickets #
Jul 27 - Fitzgerald's Houston, TX - Tickets #
Jul 28 - Mohawk Austin, TX - Tickets #
Jul 31 - Sol Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM - Tickets *
Aug 1 - The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ - Tickets *
Aug 2 - The Casbah San Diego, CA - Tickets *
Aug 3 - El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA - Tickets *
Aug 4 - Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA - Tickets %
Aug 5 - Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA - Tickets *
Aug 9 - The Media Club Vancouver, Canada - Tickets %
Aug 10 - Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA - Tickets %
Aug 11 - Dante's Portland, OR - Tickets %
Aug 14 - Neurolux Boise, ID - Tickets %
Aug 15 - Bar Deluxe Salt Lake City, UT - Tickets %
Aug 16 - Bluebird Theater Denver, CO - Tickets %
Aug 17 - Bluebird Theater Denver, CO - Tickets %
Aug 18 - The Waiting Room Omaha, NE - Tickets %
Aug 20 - Plush St Louis, MO - Tickets %
Aug 22 - Gabe's Oasis Iowa City, IA - Tickets %
Aug 23 - Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN - Tickets %
Aug 24 - Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI - Tickets %
Aug 25 - Metro Chicago, IL - Tickets *
*w/ Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons + Ha Ha Tonka
# w/ Cory Chisel
% w/ Ha Ha Tonka
Sarah Balliet (cello, keyboards) and Adam Turla (vocals, guitar) at the Bloodshot office signing their contract.
Matt Armstrong (bass) and Scott Bracket (keyboards, accordion, vocals, and more) sign their Bloodshot Records contract on the hood of a nearby parked car after their performance at Chicago’s Do Division street fest. Label co-owner Nan Warshaw looks on.
Sarah and Adam posing with the massive Bloodshot advance.