Aloha releasing first album in 6 years (stream “Don’t Wanna Win”)
Aloha, the Ohio indie rock band with a full-time marimba player, haven't released an album since 2010's Home Acres and they've been pretty quiet as a live band too. That all finally changes this year. Their seventh album, Little Windows Cut Right Through, comes out May 6 via Polyvinyl (pre-order) and they've got upcoming gigs in Cleveland and Chicago.
They've already released two songs off the record, "Signal Drift" and "Faraway Eyes," the latter of which is a great example of the '80s influence they have on this new record. (They recently shared a playlist of songs that influenced the album, including Prefab Sprout, The Blue Nile, and Tango In The Night-era Fleetwood Mac, to give you an idea.) We're premiering a third single, "Don't Wanna Win," which has less of that synthy shine and more in the way of clean, jangly guitars. All three songs are good, and you can listen to them all below.
1. Signal Drift (4:17)
2. Faraway Eyes (5:03)
3. Ocean Street (3:53)
4. Moon Man (4:36)
5. Flight Risk (4:15)
6. One Hundred Million (4:07)
7. Marigold (4:19)
8. Don't Wanna Win (4:09)
9. Swinging for the Fences (3:52)
10. I Heard You Laughing (4:17)
Aloha -- 2016 Tour Dates
9/22 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
9/23 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall