The Lonely H get up to #99 on CMJ’s Top 200

Seattle based (well, actually Port Angeles, WA, but who’s counting?) rock ‘n’ roll band The Lonely H had a busy summer.  In June, four of the five members graduated from high school, and then immediately after that, the entire band left on their first ever national tour, in support of their sophomore album, “Hair” (The Control Group). 

Now more good news: The Lonely H have reached #99 on the CMJ’s Top 200 chart with “Hair”, their second record, but first to break the top 100 on the College Music Journal charts.

Imagine the hot-spark pulse of any High School hitting three o¹clock the day before summer vacation. By the time the last bell finishes french-ing your eardrums, roughed denim pockets will slide over car hoods, stereos will queue, and five young turks will breathe free from the northern jewel of Port Angeles, WA.  This June, it¹s graduation gowns, big new sounds, and faraway towns for The Lonely H.

“HAIR”, is the second full-length release from the startlingly killer dude quintet on Seattle¹s pioneer indie label, The Control Group. “HAIR” is 11 tracks of fresh, traveling rock beauty a-la Led Zeppelin III with the fever of R.E.M¹s Murmur, and the harmonic command of Brian May.  Furnished with distant slide guitars, driving piano, rolling bass lines and amazing break downs beyond their years, they give Jethro Tull¹s Locomotive Breath an Altoid on behalf of Wolfmother.

With less pomp and more circumstance, poised to crack hearts like sidewalks, the band will graduate High School in June and leave for their first U.S. tour within hours.

The Lonely H’s first album, “Kick Upstairs” was released in 2006 when most of the band was only 16. Astounding live performances, unbridled rock brotherhood presence, and surgical three part harmonies won fans immediately.  The Seattle Weekly called them, “A celebration of classic rock, endless-summer melodies, and unabashed nerdiness.”, but their hometown paper nailed it: “a group of teenagers who don’t sit around complaining there’s nothing to do in Port Angeles. They are making things happen. – PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

Mark Fredson (vocals)
Eric Whitman (guitar)
Johnny Whitman (bass)
Ben Eyestone (drums)
Colin Field (guitar)

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