Buckle in the Bible Belt was re-released by Bloodshot Records way back in September. At the time, the record came out to what could be considered an avalanche of press for the whole Americana/alt.country scene, so I decided there was nothing for me to add and I never mentioned it. Recently the album has managed to find its way back into heavy rotation around my house and since the Ha Ha Tonka drums have quieted a bit in the 6 or so months since the albums release, I decided to drop a few lines to remind everyone how good of a cd these kids released…in as many run-on sentences as possible.

Because, in all seriousness, it is an awesome album. Blending rock and roll with Midwest specificity and religion and country…but as I said, there is no shortage of reviews out there to read, so I’m gonna leave mine at: great rock and roll record in the vein of Two Cow Garage. If it has somehow managed to slip past your radar, you should add it to your “gonna buy” list. Albeit 1/2 a year to late, I’m gonna add it to my Essential Listening list now.

Ha Ha Tonka – St. Nick on the Fourth in a Fervor
Ha Ha Tonka – Caney Mountain
Ha Ha Tonka – Hangman