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Ha Ha Tonka: Exclusive BAMM.tv Competition

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And so we come to the end of another great stint from another great Featured Artist – we hope you’ve enjoyed your time with Ha Ha Tonka, and if you missed our exclusive interview and playlists from the group you can catch up here.

Always one to go out with a bang, we’ve teamed up with Ha Ha Tonka to offer one lucky competition winner a fantastic prize: all four Ha Ha Tonka albums (Buckle in the Bible Belt, Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South, Death of a Decade, Lessons) and a Ha Ha Tonka t-shirt. Want the chance to win? Course you do. Simply email info [at] bamm.tv with the subject heading ‘Ha Ha Tonka Contest’ before Friday 28th March. We’ll pick a winner at random and be in touch!

Ha Ha Tonka: Their Personal Playlist

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Hope you’re enjoying our exclusive season of great stuff from our Featured Artist Ha Ha Tonka. Keep your eyes peeled for an amazing competition later this week, but in the meantime take a look at this personal playlist of the tunes that are tickling Ha Ha Tonka’s eardrums below. If you want to check out the band’s favorite musical moments from the BAMM.tv vault, that’s all here.

St. Vincent – ‘Digital Witness’

Jack Conte – ‘Wake Me Up (remix)’

SSLYBY – ‘Nightwater Girlfriend’


Langhorne Slim – ‘Past Lives’

Murder By Death – ‘Lost River’

Ha Ha Tonka: Their Favorites From The BAMM.tv Vault

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We hope that you’re enjoying our new Featured Artist Ha Ha Tonka. There’s lot more great (and exclusive) stuff to come, including a fantastic competition lined up for next week. In the meantime, however, we asked the Tonka gents to select their five favorite moments from the sprawling BAMM.tv archives. Here are their choices:

The Flashbulb – ‘Virtuous Cassette’

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BAMM.tv Featured Artist: Ha Ha Tonka

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Ready for another exclusive BAMM.tv Featured Artist? Introducing your new favorite band: Missouri’s musical sons Ha Ha Tonka

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In 2001 two friends from West Plains, Missouri – Brian Roberts and Luke Long, both attending the same college – formed a group called Amsterband, soon going on to recruit drummer Robert Mueller. Mueller would be replaced by Lennon Bone in 2004, and the year before that saw the group add Brett Anderson (not the chap from Suede) to their roster. “Three of us (Lennon, Luke & myself) grew up in a small Missouri town (West Plains) together,” Brian says. “We met Brett in college at Southwest Missouri State University. Brett brings the melody. Lennon brings the talent. Luke brings the looks. And I bring up the back.”

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Comment Box – Spotify Payments

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Streaming services like Spotify and Pandora have popularized a new era in music. You don’t need to own music to legally access music. How does this relatively new music source impact the artists pocketbook? In short, how do artists get paid, and how much?

Credits:

Executive Producers: Nick Hansen, Chris Hansen

Producers: Ian McPherson, Chris Davies, Phil Lang

Recording Engineer and Mixing: Jerad Paul Fox

Host: Ian McPherson

Music provided by Niteppl – https://soundcloud.com/niteppl

Comment Box is a BAMM.tv production. For all things indie music – music, video, docs, and podcast – go to BAMM.tv

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