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Oliver Hazard Release ‘Illinois,’ Announce Debut Album

Oliver Hazard, an emerging indie folk trio from Waterville, Ohio, have announced their debut album 34 N. River, to be released June 15. Today, the band share album track “Illinois.”

The band’s emotively Midwestern music has earned attention from taste-making ears atFADER, Uproxx, YouTube Coffee Shop Blend and more. Today’s tune follows “Caesar Knows,” which racked up over 100,000 streams in its first month and scored the band slots at Bonnaroo and Mountain Jam as well as “Hey Louise,” described by Uproxx as a”Light and thumping slice of folk-pop.” Upcoming tour dates include Bonnaroo and Mountain Jam; full list is below.

Oliver Hazard say of today’s release, “This song is loosely based on a weekend that we had spent together in Chicago.. we left the state with less than we came with. The song was written about an emotional addiction, a lost love that can begin to take over your everyday life. No matter where you look, that person is embodied, and at the end of the day, all you’re left with is a cigarette and her on your mind.”

STREAM “ILLINOIS”

Mike Belazis, Griffin McCulloch, and Devin East are old friends playing music together for little more than the hell of it. Last year, the group won a fortuitously timed Facebook raffle for one song’s worth of studio time.

Tour:

May 18 | Kansas City, MO at Bluegrass in the Bottoms

May 19 | Davenport, IA at Raccoon Motel

May 24 | Ferndale, MI at Otus Supply

May 25 | Lansing, MI at Mac’s Bar

May 26 | Kalamazoo, MI at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe

June 07 | Manchester, TN at Bonnaroo

June 17 | Hunter, NY at Mountain Jam

June 29 | Toledo, OH at Civic Music Hall

About RJ Frometa

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