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Ha Ha Tonka Announces New Album Lessons

July 26, 2013  |  10:00am
Ha Ha Tonka Announces New Album <i>Lessons</i>

Today the Missouri-based indie rockers Ha Ha Tonka announced the release of their fourth studio album, Lessons, on Spin. The band—until now—has relied on stripped-down, rustic instrumentation to provide the bedding for an immersive listening experience, but now the sounds are matching the density of their words.

“Colorful Kids” is the lead single from Lessons and displays a bold change for the band. Vocalist Brett Anderson’s lyrics are brimming with sincerity, lamenting over lost youth and an eventual dulled-down lifestyle. Anderson is staring over his shoulders seeing “me as I was, you as you were/before the color began to bleed out of us.”

Lessons is set for release on Sept. 24 on Bloodshot Records. Check out the band’s tour dates below.

Ha Ha Tonka Tour Dates
September
26 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Midpoint Music Festival
27 – Columbia, Mo. @ Blue Note
28 – Lawrence, Kan. @ The Bottleneck

October
3 – San Diego, Calif. @ Casbah
4 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Satellite
5 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Thee Parkside
7 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir
8 – Bellingham, Wash. @ Wild Buffalo House
9 – Seattle, Wash. @ Tractor Tavern
11 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Garage On Beck
12 – Denver, Colo. @ Hi-Dive
18 – Springfield, Mo. @ Lindberg’s
19 – Ozark, Kan. @ Mulberry Mountain
22 – Iowa City, Iowa @ The Mill
23 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th St. Entry
24 – Green Bay, Wisc. @ Crunchy Frog
25 – Milwaukee, Wisc. @ Club Garibaldi
26 – Louisville, Ky. @ Headliners Music Hall

November
8 – Columbus, Ohio @ Rumba Cafe
9 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Tavern
11 – Toronto, Ontario @ Horseshoe Tavern
13 – Allston, Mass. @ Great Scott
14 – New York, N.Y. @ The Studio
15 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Milkboy
16 – D.C. @ Rock N Roll Hotel
19 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl
20 – Nashville, Tenn. @ High Watt
22 – Dallas, Tex. @ Club Dada
23 – Austin, Tex. @ Stubbs Jr
27 – Kansas City, Kan. @ Record Bar
29 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Plush

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