HA HA TONKA – ” Heart Shaped Mountain “

Posted: March 7, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Album Premiere: Ha Ha Tonka, 'Heart-Shaped Mountain'

Ha Ha Tonka are an adventurous band from Missouri, opens up its sound with its fifth album, “Heart-Shaped Mountain”. As with its past releases, the band’s gift for clear-eyed, intelligent songwriting proves that they’re still a cut above other bands that fuse indie with Americana, while remaining beholden to neither style. A song like “Favor” could fit in as a campfire singalong, “Going That Way” takes on a careening momentum as she comes around the mountain, while a somewhat left field song like “Land Beyond” seems to take its cues from somewhere else entirely, The album is out March 10th on Bloodshot Records.

Over their history, Ha Ha Tonka has recorded four critically acclaimed albums, toured the world, played Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, and appeared on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. Through it all, these Ozarks natives have made friends, found love, started familes, and grown and matured together.

Heart-Shaped Mountain is a reflection of that development and maturity. Once aptly summed as “Indie-Americana, where Alabama meets Arcade Fire, ” Ha Ha Tonka has expanded their sonic palette, unveiling balanced, sublime, pop radio accessible heights and an emotionally broader, post-punk songwriting range, a la Apache Relay or a less enigmatic Jonsi, while keeping their trademark harmonizing vocals, jangly Southern revelry and crunchy hooks fully in tact. At it’s core, Heart-Shaped Mountain is an album about love and growth. At a time when divisiveness fills the headlines, Ha Ha Tonka is fighting the good fight, building narrative-tributes to friends and loved ones, memories past and prospects of the future.

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please  check out their previous albums , such a good band .

CD - The Hook Up - All 5 CDs

Band Members

Brett Anderson -guitar, mandolin and vocals
James Cleare – absolutely everything
Lucas Long – bass & vocals
Mike Reilly – drums & vocals
Brian Roberts – guitar & vocals
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