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Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South


Download links and information about Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South by Ha Ha Tonka. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Alternative genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 38:13 minutes.

Artist: Ha Ha Tonka
Release date: 2009
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Alternative
Tracks: 13
Duration: 38:13
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No. Title Length
1. Pendergast Machine 2:39
2. Hold My Feet to the Fire 3:22
3. The Outpouring 3:38
4. What Shepherds of These Hills 2:18
5. The Horse In Motion 2:18
6. Walking On the Devil's Backbone 3:53
7. Close Every Valve to Your Bleeding Heart 3:12
8. World Climbing 2:58
9. Giant Strides 3:32
10. A Siege of Sorts 2:05
11. Surrounded 2:03
12. So Quiet, They're Loud 2:32
13. Thoreau In the Woods 3:43



Concise, catchy, and delightfully dense, Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South is a marvel. It’s not as loose and rollicking as Ha Ha Tonka’s stellar debut, Buckle In the Bible Belt, but that’s no complaint. This one still rocks, but there’s a depth and maturity here, while still retaining an exhilarating grittiness, that vaults it above their first release. Beautifully crafted and fully formed, it’s filled with powerful, driving music that satisfies on both a visceral and cerebral level. The liner notes say the album is based on a 1907 Southern novel. While that’s not exactly apparent, there is certainly a coherent, if oblique, theme of forgiveness, redemption, and coming to terms with the past contained within these literate lyrics, and it’s a fascinating listen from start to finish. The band is going for a contemplative snapshot-in-time feel and its members nail it. This concept is supported by great melodies, strong dynamics, impressive harmonies, and the arresting lead vocals of Brian Roberts who is truly outstanding. Self-assured and soulful, this is a must for fans of modern Southern rock.