Ha Ha Tonka (named after a state park in Missour) will be in Pittsburgh on Thursday, playing at Club Cafe. They are a rock band from the Ozark region of Missouri. In some ways, they remind me of Kings of Leon with their bluegrass + rock influence. The Maneater described them “… Think Kings of Leon with much sharper songwriting or Mumford & Sons with more authenticity.”
I’m ok with that.
They just released a new album Death of a Decade on April 5th, and I’m really feeling “Usual Suspects” from the album along with “Hide It Well.” However, as I’m going through the rest of the songs, I have to say I’m impressed. I am not a “rock” gal, but these songs are upbeat, meaningful, beautifully written… I’m probably going to have to get the whole album.
I would definitely keep an eye on these guys this year. If you like Mumford and Sons, Avett Brothers, Wilco, The Black Keys, I would check them out. You can listen to a few of the tracks below or you can go to their Myspace page and stream the whole album there.
Ha Ha Tonka – Usual Suspects
Ha Ha Tonka – Jesusita
Ha Ha Tonka – Westward Bound