Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Ha Ha Tonka

Harking from Springfield, Missouri, Ha Ha Tonka blends just enough of everything to be different, yet retains a good old-fashioned rock sound. Okay, I don't blame you for having never heard of them -- these guys are definitely obscure, but they've been touring constantly this summer, so you may have caught them opening for the likes of The Violent Femmes or the Old 97s. If you saw them, you'd definitely remember Ha Ha Tonka.

Formerly Amsterband, HHT's first CD with their new band name (which comes from the name of a Missouri state park) hits stores today. Well, okay, it's probably not in any actual store, but you can order it online. It's called "Buckle in the Bible Belt" and it's worth the $10. Better yet, buy it from them personally when they open for Will Hoge at the Basement on September 27.

Check them out at their MySpace page. You won't be disappointed.

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