ONA’S FULL MOON, HEAVY LIGHT OUT TODAY

EXTENSIVE HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED INCLUDING STOPS IN NASHVILLE, CHICAGO, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES AND MORE


“AN INDIE-ROCK/ ALT-FOLK SYMPHONY THAT SEAMLESSLY CAPTURES A SENSE OF WANDERLUST…I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT THE BAND WILL HAVE EVEN MORE BRILLIANT ROCK ORCHESTRATIONS FOR OUR WANTING EARS.” - NPR Music

Indie-rock band Ona’s highly anticipated new album, Full Moon, Heavy Light, is out today. Their first release in partnership with Tyler Childers’ label Hickman Holler Records, the album is now available to stream/purchase HERE.

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).

Recent critical acclaim for Full Moon, Heavy Light…

“Ona could be the next great rock band…the band’s adventurous and infectious new album, ‘Full Moon, Heavy Light,’ takes them to the next level.” –Noisey

“Indie-rock, folk and alt collide on their lovely ‘Young Forever’…” –Idolator

“…catchy melodies with modified country-rock...” –Nashville Scene

“The mood is ushered in on a wave of synths and sinewy guitar along with the kind of effortlessly light melodies that bring the music of such master pop craftsmen as Josh Rouse to mind.” –Lexington Herald-Leader

“…from the cover painting by Seth Cyfers to these rock-and-pop-tumbled songs—one of the best records ever to come out of the Tri-State.” –The Herald-Dispatch

“Ona exists in that nebulous stratum of indie music in which a band can flip between sub-genres of rock and pop from track to track and piece together albums that bear stamps of diversity and attention to detail within a sea of one-note projects.” –River Cities' Reader

“Coming from West Virginia there is a certain idea of what a band should sound like, country, blue grass, Americana but Ona is simply themselves.”
–CINCY Music

In celebration of the release, the band will continue their extensive headline tour this spring and summer with upcoming stops at Lexington’s The Burl, Nashville’s The Basement, Chicago’s Sleeping Village, Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, Washington, DC’s Songbyrd and Los Angeles’ Moroccan Lounge among several others. 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, Mountain Stage.

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman 615.320.7753, Catherine Snead 615.320.7753 or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.

FULL MOON, HEAVY LIGHT TRACK LIST:
1. Summer Candy
2. True Emotion
3. Allison In The Grass
4. Young Forever
5. Pennyroyal
6. Golden Highway Deserter
7. Ribbon At The Line
8. Quito
9. With You All Along

 

ONA CONFIRMED 2019 TOUR DATES
*with Tyler Childers

May 10 /// Lexington, KY /// The Burl
May 11 /// Nashville, TN /// The Basement
May 12 /// Columbus, OH /// Ace of Cups
May 14 /// Davenport, IA /// The Raccoon Motel
May 15 /// Madison, WI /// High Noon Saloon
May 16 /// St. Paul, MN /// Turf Club
May 17 /// Chicago, IL /// Sleeping Village
May 18 /// Paducah, KY /// Lower Town Arts & Music Festival
May 29 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Rough Trade
May 31 /// Philadelphia, PA /// MilkBoy
June 1 /// Washington, DC /// Songbyrd
June 5 /// Richmond, VA /// Richmond Music Hall at Capital Ale House
June 6 /// Charlotte, NC /// Neighborhood Theatre
June 7 /// Atlanta, GA /// The Earl
June 8 /// Johnson City, TN /// Blue Plum Festival
June 12 /// St. Louis, MO /// Duck Room
June 13 /// Little Rock, AR /// Stickyz Chicken Shack
June 14 /// Austin, TX /// Stubbs Jr.
June 15 /// Dallas, TX /// Double Wide
June 18 /// Phoenix, AZ /// The Rebel Lounge
June 20 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Moroccan Lounge
June 21 /// San Francisco, CA /// Hotel Utah
June 22 /// Sutter Creek, CA /// Feist Wines
June 25 /// Portland, OR /// Mississippi Studios
June 26 /// Seattle, WA /// Sunset Tavern
June 29 /// Denver, CO /// Globe Hall
August 10 /// Lexington, KY /// Railbird Festival

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