The Ocean Blue + The Hang Ups Announce Midwest Dates

The Ocean Blue and The Hang Ups will be playing at least 3 shows together this September: Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis. We can only hope this means new releases from each beloved band! Ticket links and more details below.

Salted Artist Pop Up Gallery

Check out what some of our musicians are doing in the visual realm! Salted Artist Virtual Gallery Tour is coming this weekend featuring paintings by Stephen Ittner (The Go-Karts, The Hang Ups, The Starfolk, The Owls) and photos by Allison LaBonne (Typsy Panthre, The Starfolk, The Owls, Ice Palace) among other stellar artists. Follow @saltedartist on FB and @thesaltedartist on Instagram or visit their website to stay tuned! Special nod to Brian Tighe for the instrumental on this teaser time lapse ūüôā

Whole lotta Korda @ Mortimer’s

on 7.21.18, 5pm show.¬† Our roster’s been writing up a storm, on this early eve you‚Äôll hear new and old songs by¬†The Hang Ups¬†(Brian Tighe),¬†¬†The Go-Karts¬†(Stephen Ittner),¬†Deep Pool¬†(Jeff Kearns),¬†Vebekk√§¬†(Rebecca Fritz), The Owls (Maria May, Allison LaBonne, Brian Tighe)¬†and from the upcoming release by¬†Ice Palace¬†(Adam Sorensen, Allison LaBonne, Emily Ruiz,¬†Jared Miller, Casey Virock, Ian Prince)!¬† Come early, the sets will be rapid fire musical chairs, as the bands share many members between them, and the whole thing wraps by 9pm!

Announcing Korda 006 The Hang Ups!

We are delighted to announce the re-release of The Hang Ups self titled–a lovely pop delicacy circa 2003–out now on Korda Records!¬† It’s the first time this treasure trove of sonic goodness has been available for download. Get the best price right here on bandcamp, or find it at iTunes, Amazon, and all the usual suspects.¬† CDs available in select stores nationwide, or order here.

The Hang Ups – self titled CD (price includes shipping)

The Hang Ups Live on 89.3 The Current!

View a rare live video performance of “Comin’ Through” by The Hang Ups on 89.3 The Current Local Show here!¬† Very excited that The Hang Ups are¬† 89.3’s artist of the month.¬† Tune in for the rest of their performance and interview this Sunday June 23 6PM here.

The Hang Ups’ singer Brian Tighe also leads¬† The Starfolk, who are gearing up to release their debut LP on Korda Records 8/20/13!

Brian 89.3


The Hang Ups: Artist of the month on 89.3 The Current

We are beaming with pride that 89.3 The Current has chosen The Hang Ups (fronted by Korda’s own Brian Tighe) as their Artist of the Month.¬† Tighe is on the verge of releasing the debut LP of his new band The Starfolk, right here on Korda Records! ¬† Fingers crossed we’ll see some new material from the Hang Ups too– someday someway?

Deep thanks to Steve Seel for writing the wonderful retrospective on The Hang Ups, which you can read in full here.

The Hang Ups were elegant, if that‚Äôs a word we can still use to describe something actually desirable. It was a kind of music purveyed by few in the wake of the grunge era‚ÄĒmusic with a kind of grace, lightness of touch, and economy‚ÄĒpractically the antithesis of the qualities that the major labels were seeking out during that dark age that gave us the likes of Korn and Limp Bizkit…


Before “The Starfolk” there was “The Hang Ups”!

Once upon a time in the 1990’s, Korda’s own Brian Tighe (The Starfolk) formed the melody rich, sixties-inspired pop group The Hang Ups with two fellow classmates from Minneapolis College of Art and Design: Jeff Kearns and Stephen Ittner.

The Hang Ups went on to release five splendid records, and over their career the line up grew and evolved.  This month an old friend returning to town has inspired the original trio to return to stage for the first time in two decades!

Korda’s own Jim Ruiz will also be appearing, as well as Mountain Singers, Stephanie Says, and guest of honor Reba Fritz.¬† Don’t miss it!

Reba and Friends

5/30/13 9pm

The Turf Club, St Paul MN