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Five For Your Friday

This week’s edition of Five For Your Friday features music from Ha Ha Tonka, Wild Sweet Orange, Alpha Rev, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister and Steel Train. Enjoy!

Ha Ha Tonka

Hailing from Springfield, Missouri Ha Ha Tonka has been together since 2005. Named after a state park in southern Missouri, in 2008 the group opened up for Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Known for their edgier sound Ha Ha Tonka has released three studio albums.

“Usual Suspects”

Wild Sweet Orange

Forming back in 2004, Wild Sweet Orange comes out of Homewood, Alabama.  Opening for groups such as Counting Crows, Augustana and Guster, the group released two EPS and a studio EP.  Having their music featured on Grey’s Anatomy in addition to having performed on Late Night with David Letterman, the group  sadly disbanded in 2010.

“Ten Dead Dogs”

Alpha Rev

Hailing from Austin, Texas Alpha Rev started back in ’05 following the breakup of Casey McPherson’s previous Endocrhine. Consisting of McPherson, Alex Dunlap, Brian Batch, Dave Wiley, Derek Morris, Tabber Millard, Zak Loy, the group two EPs and three LPs.

“New Morning”

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister

Based in Los Angeles, California, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister is made up of Rachel and Robert Kolar, Lauren Brown, Satya Bhabha and Felipe Ceballos. Making their first official release,  He’s My Brother She’s My Sister EP, in 2010, the group claims to be influences by The Everly Brothers, Donavon, The Mama’s & Pappa’s and Bob Dylan.

“How’m I Gonna Get Back Home”

Steel Train

Making indie rock jams since 2002, Steel Train calls New Jersey home. Having toured with groups such as Silversun Pickups, O.A.R, Fun. and Ben Folds, the group is made up of Jack Antonoff, Evan Winiker, Dan Silbert, Jon Shiffman, and Justin Huey. Performing on both Late Night with David Letterman and Conan O’Brien, Steel Train has released three EPS and three LPs.



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