NEW MUSIC FRIDAY–3/10/17

Ha Ha Tonka—Heart-Shaped Mountain Forged in the Missouri Ozarks in 2004, Ha Ha Tonka unveils their fifth studio album, Heart-Shaped Mountain, today via Bloodshot Records. The band’s new record is a triumph—in more ways than one. After weathering a massive studio hardware crash that deleted everything they’d recorded, they regrouped, steeled themselves, and emerged with a 10-song collection…

ALBUM REVIEW: “THE HEIGHTS” by KNOX HAMILTON

If The Beatles were correct and all we really need is love, then The Heights, the long-awaited and much-anticipated debut album from Arkansas-based pop rock outfit Knox Hamilton, is the cure for what ails you. At 13 songs strong, the album’s offerings are sweet but never saccharine, and showcase frontman Boots Copeland’s nicely-honed lyric-crafting sensibilities. The…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with LOUIS SCHEFANO

“As a kid, music was hitting me really hard, and it caused me to go to an emotionally invested place. Songs were almost debilitating to me as a kid, I assumed it was the same for everyone else,” recalls alt-rocker Louis Schefano, who will release Opposite Side Of The World, his solo debut, on February…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with ANDY SUZUKI & THE METHOD

“We say we have the same brain,” laughs Andy Suzuki about his partner in music, Kozza Olatunji-Babumba. “We have the same taste in what we think is fly. We communicate a lot, and we’ve gotten pretty good at it since we’ve been together for a long time.” The pair, who together make up Andy Suzuki…

ALBUM REVIEW: “ONLY THE LONELY” by COLONY HOUSE

Just when we think Tennessee pop rock outfit Colony House couldn’t possibly get more prolific, they prove us wrong—but honestly, we expect no less from our beloved Colony House boys. With their latest album, Only The Lonely, they’ve set the bar even higher for themselves, and for every band in their orbit. With an uber-rock n’…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with PAPER LIGHTS

Atlanta-based pop duo Paper Lights, makers of “adventure music,” released Great Escapes, their debut full-length in March 2016; today they unleash a deluxe version of the album, featuring their arena-sized anthems along with several remixes by contributing artists. Uniquely, their cinematic sound finds its home on the stage and on the screen; the band has shared bills with…

“LITTLE ONE” – NEW MUSIC from HORSE THIEF

Oklahoma rock quintet Horse Thief has released “Little One,” the newest single from their forthcoming new album Trials And Truths, set for release January 27th on Bella Union, home to iconic bands like The Flaming Lips, Beach House, and Explosions In The Sky. Influenced by their life on the road, love, relationships and home, frontman Cameron Neal says of the album, “The title Trials And…