“Usual Suspects” by Ha Ha Tonka has kind of an80’s REM-ish feel to it. Reminds you of the days when all you needed to get by was naive enthusiasm. Good thing to keep in mind. Love the mandolin riff.
Where Bloodshot Records digs up these bands, I’ll never know. But Ha Ha Tonka sounds a lot like Kings of Leon, which is to say visionary, gritty, and bad-ass all at once. The top tracks are:
Walking On The Devils Backbone / Ha Ha Tonka / Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South / 3:53
Close Every Valve of Your Bleeding Heart / Ha Ha Tonka / Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South / 3:13