About THA

THE HIP ABDUCTION Full Bio: (for a short bio, please see below)

Sometimes inspiration strikes from the immersion of living in a far away place. The view of the ocean. The sound of a rainforest at sunrise. The smell of an open-air market. The embrace of the wild human experience. However, maybe the nostalgia for a certain place might be attributed instead to a feeling, or a time, or even a person. Sometimes, inspiration stems from a place that everyone can relate to, but maybe no one’s actually been. This is the music of The Hip Abduction, the vibrant St. Petersburg, FL-based collective that formed over a mutual appreciation for West African and early Jamaican reggae/dub music.

The Hip Abduction (THA) began through informal jam sessions and quickly coalesced into a sound that attracted national attention. For “Gold Under the Glow”, the band’s third full album released on March 11, 2016, THA engage an indie pop acumen alongside a highly emotive and roots driven sound. Recorded in Nashville, Gold Under the Glow was produced by Dabney Morris (Wild Cub) who is credited with incorporating synth-pop teeth into the band’s global foundation and summery vibe. It’s a smart blending of world pop and club aesthetics that appeals to both audiences. The Hip Abduction featuring David New (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Powers (bass), Dave Johnson (baritone, tenor sax), Cody Moore  (keyboards, sax), Matt Poynter (drums, vocals) and Justino Walker (guitar, vocals, sitar) have shared stages with the likes of Grace Potter, Galactic, The Revivalists, Ziggy Marley, Umphrey’s McGee, Thievery Corporation, Matisyahu, 311, Galactic, and Moon Taxi and has performed at Shaky Knees, FloydFest, Wanee Music Festival, Suwannee Hulaween, Deep Roots Mountain Revival, Sunfest, Orange Blossom Jamboree, Tropical Heatwave Music Festival, The BIG What? and more.

Watch out for more festival plays in 2018 including Red Rocks Amphitheater, California Roots Festival, Blue Plum Festival, Camp Bisco, Duck Creek Log Jam, Camp Deep End and more as well as coast to coast dates.

THE HIP ABDUCTION Short Bio:

Sometimes inspiration strikes from the immersion of living in a far away place. Sometimes, inspiration stems from a place that everyone can relate to, but maybe no one’s actually been. This is the music of The Hip Abduction, the vibrant St. Petersburg, FL-based collective that formed over a mutual appreciation for West African and early Jamaican reggae/dub music.

The Hip Abduction (THA) began through informal jam sessions and quickly coalesced into a sound that attracted national attention. For “Gold Under the Glow”, the band’s 2016 third full album release, THA engage an indie pop acumen alongside a highly emotive and roots driven sound. The Hip Abduction featuring David New (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Powers (bass), Dave Johnson (baritone, tenor sax), Cody Moore  (keyboards, sax), Matt Poynter (drums, vocals) and Justino Walker (guitar, vocals, sitar) have shared stages with the likes of Grace Potter, Galactic, The Revivalists, Ziggy Marley, Umphrey’s McGee, Thievery Corporation, Matisyahu, 311, Galactic, Moon Taxi and more.

What The Press Are Saying:

“Gold Under the Glow, is set to introduce The Hip Abduction to the mainstream, where they’ve probably belonged all along. ‘Before We Lose Our Mind’ has all the makings of a commercial radio smash, with infectious synth melodies and a singalong chorus that recalls an equatorial version of Iceland’s Of Monsters and Men.” – Consequence Of Sound

Gold Under the Glow… showcase[s] the band’s African and tropical influences, including a love for polycultural rhythms. But the dressing is sleeker, more current — synthpop without harkening to the ’80s. Think Vampire Weekend, or Arcade Fire’s Reflektor.” – Tampa Bay Times

 “The group’s incorporation on the LP of the West African string instrument kamale ngoni, is just one of the ways THA stands out from the pack as they prepare to bring their inventive sound to the masses with ‘Gold Under The Glow.” – JamBase

The Hip Abduction “feels like an adrenaline shot of warmth” – The Wild Honey Pie

“Perhaps no group embodies the spirit of Brian Wilson’s classic [“Good Vibrations”] more so than this tropical indie pop collective.” – Broward New Times

“The Hip Abduction’s sound [leans] in the direction of shimmering electro-pop reminiscent of St. Lucia while still maintaining a hazy, laid back atmosphere, akin to a psychedelic version of Vampire Weekend.” – Broward New Times

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