ONA’S FULL MOON, HEAVY LIGHT NOW STREAMING AT
VICE’S NOISEY
NEW ALBUM OUT THIS FRIDAY
2019 HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED

“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.”

Indie-rock band Ona’s highly anticipated new album, Full Moon, Heavy Light, is now streaming in full at Vice’s Noisey. Listen/share HERE.

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

Their first album in partnership with Tyler ChildersHickman Holler Records, Full Moon, Heavy Light will be released this Friday, May 10 and is now available for pre-order.

In advance of the release, each digital pre-order comes with an immediate download of two album tracks: lead single “Summer Candy” and “Young Forever.” Watch/share the official music video for “Young Forever” 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).

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 album, 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 Los Angeles’ Moroccan Lounge among several others. See below for complete details.

Photo credit: Max Nolte

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.

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
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