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Hickman Holller Records-Thirty Tigers/ALive



Full Moon, Heavy Light, the new full-length album from West Virginia indie-rock band Ona, will be released May 10 The first release in partnership with Tyler Childers’ Hickman Holler Records, the album includes the lead single, “Summer Candy”

Produced by Drew Vandenberg (Of Montreal, Deerhunter, Futurebirds), Full Moon, Heavy Light was recorded at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA and includes nine new songs co-written by the five band members: Brad Goodall (keys, background vocals), Bradley Jenkins (guitar, vocals), Zachary Johnston (bass), Max Nolte (drums, percussion) and Zack Owens (lead guitar, background vocals).

Of the album, Jenkins comments, “There’s a lot of ear candy that we snuck in there, but it might be an album that you need to sit with. We want our audience to experience and feel the music. There are ups and downs and sometimes people might ignore those feelings, but we want people to recognize every emotion.”

In celebration of the release, the band will embark on an extensive headline tour this spring and summer including stops at Lexington’s The Burl, Nashville’s The Basement, Chicago’s Sleeping Village, Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, Washington, DC’s Songbyrd and Atlanta’s The Earl among many others. In addition to the headline shows, they will also join Childers and Caamp on select dates this spring. See below for complete details.


The release of Full Moon, Heavy Light follows a series of breakout years for the 5-piece band, who take their name from the small town of Ona, WV—just outside their home base of Huntington, WV. Since the release of their debut album, American Fiction, in 2016, Ona has received widespread acclaim, including coverage at NPR Music’s “Heavy Rotation,” who called their song, “Ides Of July,” “a debut single that knocks all else out of the water.” Additionally, No Depression praised, “It’s impossible to resist the deep, power-pop grooves on Ona’s debut album.” Since their formation, the band has built their following the old-fashioned way—through word of mouth and extensive touring. In addition to performing across the country with artists such as Childers, Blank Range and Blackfoot Gypsies, the band has also been featured on SiriusXM’s “The Loft” as well as an episode of the esteemed NPR program




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