Have Fun Dying In Tulsa
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Have Fun Dying In Tulsa

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The best kept secret in music


""Newvo Part II: The Party Just Gets Louder""

"Next up was Urban Tulsa Weekly’s pick, Have Fun Dying (In Tulsa). With a simple power-trio line-up, they’ve got a ragged energy and a smooth live sound. The set list was mostly material from the band’s self-released CD for last summer, “On the Lips”, with a few new tunes that have been worked up for this summer’s pending release.

Admittedly, Have Fun Dying has probably the most commercially acceptable sound of the bunch, while still maintaining a fiercely independent vibe. Although they deny sounding like anyone in particular, it’s not hard to hear a little early (Sub-Pop) Nirvana, a healthy dose of the Pixies and maybe a touch of Sonic Youth. In fact, although guitarist and singer Zach Mobley’s voice isn’t by any means that of Johnette Napolitano, I could still hear a bit early era Concrete Blonde in their songwriting.

While Nic Johnson’s drumming is tight and keeps these guys together well, I can’t say enough about Kacie’s role in the band. Her sweet bass work consistently smoothes out the rough edges and ties it all together.

The band’s lyrics are a tad cynical and bitter, but I guess that’s to be expected from this type of post-grunge rock. Nevertheless, HFD kept the excitement level up with their set, including standouts “New York Minute” and “You Spiked the Punch with Apathy” before wrapping up with “Televangelisticexpialidocious”."
- Urban Tulsa Weekly


2004: On The Lips - Full Length.

Recieved play on various internet and radio stations.
Generated over 45,000 plays on Pure Volume. Moved over 1,000 copies.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Have Fun Dying In Tulsa spawned in the sewers of a surburban teenage wasteland in 2004. The radioactivity of the aformentioned sewers caused the group to acquire super powers. We use them to rock, and also to help old ladies across the street. Then we steal their purses.

Unconcerned with current music trends, we deliver honest, adrenaline-fueled music that defies any one particular genre. We are often compared to Sub-Pop era Nirvana, The Pixies, Placebo, Bush, Green Day, and Sonic Youth, but we don't necessarily consider all of them influences.