Potions and Poisons | New Album!
We are incredibly excited to announce our new album, Potions and Poisons, available May 12th. Pre-orders are available now! Pre-Order items include: Vinyl, T-shirts, CDs, turntable slipmats + very special offerings, including: a virtual H4TH web concert, music lessons with members of the H4TH, hand written lyric sheets, Custom 7inch Vinyls, vinyl test pressings and more!
Each pre-order receives an instant download of "Floodwaters" from the new album, a download of Potions and Poisons on May 12th, and as a special bonus, **everyone** who pre-orders is entered into a chance to win a "H4TH // Mountain Hardware Summer Travel Pack." The travel pack includes a 3 season tent, -6℃ sleeping bag, and an all-weather backpacking backpack - over $600 worth of top-of-the line gear!
More on Potions and Poisons....
There’s no reinvention of the wheel here--no computer programmed banjo rolls or digitally arpeggiated fiddle lines. Instead we find Head for the Hills at the peak of their powers of musical alchemy, building little worlds of sound from the detritus of bluegrass, jazz, hip hop, folk and soul. Potions and Poisons is a look at the darker side of love, lust, and life; an examination of our affinity for and aversion to the things that make us fragile but human. Recorded at home in Colorado with the band’s go-to engineer, Aaron Youngberg (Cahalen and Eli, Martha Scanlan, Grant Gordy and Ross Martin), the record features appearances from Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival) on vocals and washboard, Erin Youngberg (Uncle Earl, FY5) on vocals, and a lush string section. Potions and Poisons is the most Head for the Hills record yet, and in the great tradition of bluegrass (and soul and folk and old time music), it delivers some bitter pills, but the ten new original songs are more than a survey of the human condition. This is reflective but buoyant music, restorative and full of vibrancy.
This Spring will be visiting Denver, Alaska, WinterWonderGrass, the Mountain West and Pacific Northwest, visiting some familiar stops and some new ones. See you out there friends!
03.17 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
03.22 Talkeetna, AK - Fairview Inn
03.23 Girdwood, AK - Chair 5 Restaurant
03.24 Anchorage, AK - Williwaw
03.25 Homer, AK - Alice's Champagne Palace
03.31-04.02 Olympic Valley, CA - WinterWonderGrass
04.20 Bozeman, MT - The Molly Brown
04.21 Billings, MT - Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.
04.22 Whitefish, MT - Great Northern
04.24 Applegate, OR - Applegate Lodge
04.25 Hood River, OR - Springhouse Cellar Winery
04.26 Portland, OR - The Goodfoot
04.27 Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge
04.28 Bend, OR - The Old Stone
04.29 Moscow, ID - John's Alley
Pickin' on the poudre - Mishawaka
Friends, it's that time of year. We are thrilled to announce that we'll be returning to the historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre for the 13th consecutive year on opening weekend. We are incredibly honored and psyched. See you in the canyon on Saturday May 13th!
Pre-sale to Mish insiders: March 8th
General On Sale: March 10th
H4TH will return to DelFest in Cumberland, MD over Memorial Day Weekend. This is absolutely one of the greatest festivals there is. Performers include: The Del McCoury Band, Trey Anastasio Band, Gov't Mule, Bela Fleck & ChrisThile, Railroad Earth and tons more. What a killer line-up. Del-Yeah!