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Ha Ha Tonka


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Springfield MO, United States

With a “Bible in one hand, broken bottle in the other” (Spin June ‘09) Ha Ha Tonka return with their sophomore effort on Bloodshot Records, Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South. The album takes listeners on a complex tour of the South—through lynchings and mob violence, sacrifice and reconciliation. It’s dense subject matter for any artist, but delivered beautifully on this record by these native sons of the Ozarks from Springfield, Missouri. Named after an Ozarks state park, the band has earned comparisons to Kings of Leon, Old 97s and Fleet Foxes. Rolling Stone raves that Ha Ha Tonka “occupy the sweet spot between country and indie, writing ornery songs with big hooks.”


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  • theDr3amer

    ха-ха, тонко

    1 Oct 2013 Reply

    discovered them after seeing them open for langhorne slim. good stuff \m/

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
  • ferchovision

    come to spain!

    29 Jun 2011 Reply
  • ChooseMyMusic

    I interviewed Ha Ha Tonka on my website - good bunch of lads and a killer album to boot. So far my favourite album of 2011

    21 May 2011 Reply
  • cooper417

    Death of a Decade = best Ha Ha Tonka album to date Go grab a copy stat. Glad you guys are starting to get the deserved recognition. Keep rockin'

    21 Apr 2011 Reply
  • bikerchick5

    Ever stumble across a really good band and have it make your day? Yea, a good day indeed.

    21 Apr 2011 Reply
  • napster1619

    @Terps the spring standards, old 97s

    17 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Terps4eva9 similar artists tend to suck... anyone got any idea of very similar bands - these guys are freaking good

    22 Mar 2011 Reply
  • RonHowardMI

    Ha Ha Tonka from Michigan! Don't miss them as they make their way back through! 9/23 Headlining show in Kalamazoo or 10/17 in Pontiac! Check out for FEE-FREE tickets and more info!

    13 Sep 2010 Reply
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  • lordphoton

    trivia question for anyone who cares? what was ha ha tonkas original band name???

    20 Aug 2010 Reply
  • lordphoton

    I first saw these guys when they opened for robert randolph. come to find out a couple of them went to the same music school i went to. indie at its best

    20 Aug 2010 Reply
  • leslivon

    excelente ;)

    8 May 2010 Reply
  • Sulley99

    Check out my bud's review of Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South on my Youtube music review channel!

    27 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Kaikaapro

    Fuck yes

    27 Apr 2010 Reply
  • SilviB

    Absolutely killed it live!

    24 Apr 2010 Reply
  • swllbo

    just saw this band live w murder by death and yes the black betty cover live is awesome.

    23 Apr 2010 Reply
  • haysupz

    playing black betty live = awesome

    18 Apr 2010 Reply
  • strajnic

    "Sweet spot between country and indie" Good description!

    17 Feb 2010 Reply
  • dheye

    lastfm needs to stop trying to auto-correct the spellings wrong. pendergast machine (no r) what shepherds of these hills (no ?) hold my feet TO the fire (not in)

    10 Feb 2010 Reply
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