Haley Bonar to release ‘Last War’ May 20 on Graveface; stream song now

By on March 4, 2014

Haley Bonar

Haley Bonar is set to release her fifth full length record, Last War, on May 20th via Graveface. Last week, Spin premiered “No Sensitive Man” from Last War and Haley stopped The Current in Minneapolis to chat about her forthcoming album, recording at Dave Grohl’s studio and her experience working with Graveface. You can listen to the full interview here. Additionally, NPR is featuring “Last War” in their SXSW preview The Austin 100 – a playlist celebrating 100 artists to discover at SXSW 2014. You can listen to the the feature here. Haley Bonar also released an album trailer for Last War which is available to post and share via YouTube.

On Last War, Bonar takes a darker sonic direction on the forthcoming album which envelopes her omnipotent songwriting in lush, brooding soundscapes that feature hard driving rhythm sections, soaring synths and snarling guitars. The record was recorded at Devils Workshop, April Base and 606 (Dave Grohl’s personal studio in LA) The cherry on top: special guest Justin Vernon (Bon Iver, Volcano Choir) appears on two tracks adding his ethereal vocal harmonies to “From A Cage” and “Eat for Free”.


Haley Bonar was discovered during an open mic event by one of her musical heroes, Alan Sparhawk of Low. The next day she quit school, crammed her Honda Civic full of gear with her drummer, and was opening for Low across the country she had barely seen. Haley was twenty years old. Since then, she has released four full length albums, several EPs, started a punk/new-wave side project (Gramma’s Boyfriend), had songs tapped for major motion pictures and has had the pleasure to tour from coast-to-coast playing some of the most amazing venues with some of the most talented artists in the world

Last War Track List

1. Kill The Fun
2. No Sensitive Man
3. Last War
4. Heaven’s Made For Two
5. Bad Reputation
6. From A Cage

 7. Woke Up In My Future
8. Can’t Believe Our Luck

9. Eat For Free


Upcoming Haley Bonar SXSW performances: 

Wednesday, March 12 (Haley Bonar, full band)

2:30pm – Blurt Magazine / Dogfish Head Brewing day party @ The Gingerman – 301 Lavaca

Wednesday, March 12 (Haley Bonar, solo)

6pm – Family Music Meltdown @ Thinkery – 1830 Simond Ave

Thursday, March 13 (Haley Bonar, full band)

8:30pm – Red Ryder/IFC official SXSW showcase @ Central Presbytirian Church – 200 E. 8th Street

Friday, March 14 (Gramma’s Boyfriend)

4pm – Shipwrecked (Channel 3 UNofficial showcase) @ Aquarium on Sixth

Friday, March 14 (Gramma’s Boyfriend)

9:45pm – Graveface Records official SXSW showcase @ TenOak – 409 Colorado Street


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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.