Tuesday Trivia

TuesdayTrivia

The collection of songs that are “naked and all out there in the world” is Digital Pants.

According to Zac, why does Isaac like “I Want To Take You Higher”?



Do you have a Hanson trivia question you'd like to submit for consideration for our Tuesday Trivia question?  Send the question & answer to blog@hansonstage.com

HNET Newsletter Sep 23, 2016


WEEKLY PIC

Tonight, we share another peek into the studio on Hanson.net from our special streams showing the making of our two EP’s, Loud and Play. Don’t forget to check it out tonight at 6 pm Central!


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

We are now up to our ears in music preparation and pre-production for a new Christmas album. If you’re wondering, yes, it is a little odd singing about snow when the outside temperature in Oklahoma is still in the high 80’s, but Snowed In was recorded in the UK in the summer of 1998 so it is not our first time around this block. To be fair, an English summer seems so much more pleasant when compared to the sometimes spirit-crushing sunburn factory we inhabit here in the new world.  I guess we are just getting a taste for what Christmas must be like down under where Santa Claus gets a cold beer and a slice of watermelon. We have already whittled the potential track list down to 20 songs (when you include original songs) and we still have a lot of hard decisions to make, but it will all be worth it when this Wintery Mix is finished.

Tonight, we are sharing another behind the scenes stream from the making of Play.  It will be more music, more nonsense and a little bit of trivia in there somewhere.  Letting members come into the studio and watch the way we make music is a way for us to share a deeper connection to our songs.  Knowing where the music came from or the alt lyrics that are only sung between friends is like us giving you a gift that you can never return no matter how hard you try. You’re welcome!

If you are a Hanson.net member, make sure to checkout the HANSON Asks section and answer the Loud Play Vinyl Contest question.  Correct answers will be entered for a chance to win a special signed test pressing of the Loud Play Vinyl.

Congratulations to fernandafefe – you are the winner for week 2!

We are looking forward to finally sharing all the music from the Play EP when it comes out in a few weeks. We hope you enjoy the stream!

Isaac, Taylor and Zac


WIN A LOUD PLAY VINYL

Fan Club Exclusive: You have one more chances to win one of three test pressings of Loud Play on vinyl signed by HANSON.

Congratulations to our week #2 winner: fernandafefe .

Before any vinyl is produced, test pressings are sent to the artist for quality control.  With the coming release of LP (Loud and Play on Vinyl), we have just finished reviewing a fresh set of vinyls and are very pleased with the results.  Test vinyls are normally destroyed, but HANSON has decided to run a contest and give them out to three lucky Hanson.net members.  For all the details, CLICK HERE.

Not yet a Fan Club member? JOIN NOW!


MEMBERS ONLY STREAM

Fan Club Exclusive: Fan Club members, don’t forget to join us tonight at 6pm CT for the third of five weekly streams on The Making of Play. The stream will loop all weekend.


RENEWAL REMINDER

With a new 2016 members EP shipping now, we wanted to remind you to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2016.  You can find your current expiration date by going to your My Account page.


A look at the ‘Macarena,’ ‘Call Me Maybe,’ ‘Barbie Girl’ and the catchiest and most annoying songs ever recorded

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Get this song out of my head!

When your favorite band or artists puts out a single that sticks with you throughout the day you don’t mind it too much. However, when it’s an awful pop song, it could drive you crazy.

On the fifth anniversary of Carly Rae Jepsen releasing “Call Me Maybe,” we take a look at some of the catchiest and most annoying hit songs ever recorded.

NOTE: In case some of these songs get trapped in your brain, you can try things like listening to the song all the way through, reading the lyrics or even Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”

Hanson – “Mmmbop”

Before Eiffel 65 introduced the world to their jibberish song, Hanson launched themselves into pop culture with “Mmmbop.”

If you thought the chorus for “Blue” made no sense, check out what it was on “Mmmbop.”

“Mmmbop, ba duba dop/Ba du bop, ba duba dop/Ba du bop, ba duba dop/Ba du, yeah/Mmmbop, ba duba dop/Ba du bop/ ba du dop/Ba du bop/ba du dop/Ba du, yeah.”

Who would’ve thought a song that sounded like it was being sang to babies would go on to be a mega hit.

The song went on to be No. 1 in 27 countries in 1997 thanks to it’s poppy, upbeat sound which was sang by three teenagers.



Tuesday Trivia

TuesdayTrivia

Zac said they couldn’t cover Red Hot Chili Peppers because they were all wearing pants.

What collection of songs did Zac describe as “naked and all out there in the world”?



Do you have a Hanson trivia question you'd like to submit for consideration for our Tuesday Trivia question?  Send the question & answer to blog@hansonstage.com

21 Concerts Every ‘90s Kid Went To Or Wanted To Go To

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Are you a dyed-in-the-wool pop music fan? Were you born in the ‘80s or the early ‘90s? Do you enjoy live music? If you replied “Duh doye” to all three of those questions, then I would be down to bet a Furby, a Nano Baby, a pair of Moon Shoes, a Burger King Bart Simpson doll, a dozen holographic Pokémoncards, a tube full of pogs, and one of those gnarly metal pog slammers that you really, really, really, really want a zig-a-zig-ah. Er, wait. Let me try that again: I would bet all of those things that you, you pop music- and concert-loving ’90s kid, wanted to go to and/or went to at least one live show in the ’90s and/or early ’00s. Which live show(s)? Oh, I am thrilled you asked.

Below you will find a list of ’90s/’00s tours that should speak to all of my fellow pop music-obsessed ’90s kids. Whether you attended all of the concerts included in this roundup*, one of the concerts, a few of the concerts, or none of the concerts, you *get* their power; these weren’t just any tours, but The Pop Tours To Go To In The ’90s And Early ’00s.

Here are some of the pop concerts ’90s kids wanted to be a part of:

4. Hanson — The Albertane Tour

“MMMbop” stuck in your head now? You’re welcome.



HNET Newsletter Sep 16, 2016


WEEKLY PIC

Tonight we are sharing another look inside the studio for Fan Club Members. While reminiscing about past projects I came across this simple snapshot from one of our favorite studios, Sonic Ranch, back in 2014. Hope you can tune into the livestream tonight at 6 CST from the making of our new EP. The devil’s in the details.


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

If you have ever wanted to be there to watch the creation of a song at its infancy, tonight’smembers stream is going to be right up your alley.  When we begin to work on a new piece of music, it can take time to meld each brother’s ideas into one shared perspective. Opening up the doors to the studio and letting you watch that process unfold is an invitation to share in the struggles we endure while crafting each new song.  It is not always a pretty process and at times it can be a bit contentious, but that is just the nature of working on something you are passionate about.  It is a special thing to share melodies and lyrics that might never be heard again and to let you watch a song taking shape.  The Stream starts at 6PM CT and will be looping all weekend long for anyone who misses it.

We ran a contest last week to win a special pressing of the Loud Play (LP) vinyl.  Hanson.net members had to answer a question about the member’s only stream and the winner would be picked at random from the correct answers. Congratulations EODXavier, you are this week’s winner!

We will be giving away another Vinyl this week. Just answer the question in the HANSON Asks section and the winner will be drawn from the correct answers.  Big shout out to everybody who joined us last night for the official release of the Hop Jam Festive Ale. Thanks for sharing a drink, Cheers!

Isaac, Taylor and Zac


FALL MERCHANDISE COLLECTION

Get ready for fall weather with the new Play Long Sleeve Shirt. Visit the Hanson.net store to see the Play Long Sleeve Shirt and all of the other new Fall Merchandise Items.

WIN A LOUD PLAY VINYL

Fan Club Exclusive: You have two more chances to win one of three test pressings of Loud Play on vinyl signed by HANSON.

Congratulations to our week #1 winner: EODXavier.

Before any vinyl is produced, test pressings are sent to the artist for quality control.  With the coming release of LP (Loud and Play on Vinyl), we have just finished reviewing a fresh set of vinyls and are very pleased with the results.  Test vinyls are normally destroyed, but HANSON has decided to run a contest and give them out to three lucky Hanson.net members.  For all the details, CLICK HERE.

Not yet a Fan Club member? JOIN NOW!


MEMBERS ONLY STREAM

Fan Club Exclusive: Fan Club members, don’t forget to join us tonight at 6pm CT for the second of five weekly streams on The Making of Play. The stream will loop all weekend.


RENEWAL REMINDER

With a new 2016 members EP shipping now, we wanted to remind you to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2016.  You can find your current expiration date by going to your My Account page.


What the Ale: Hanson Brothers Beer Company set to release a new beer

Tulsa World

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Hanson Brothers Beer Co.’s Hop Jam Festive Ale, Spiced Farmhouse Ale. Courtesy

Hanson Brothers have a new release next week, but it isn’t a song. It is a beer.

Some of you may have already had an opportunity to try it during the Hop Jam Beer Festival. The official release of the farmhouse ale, which is called Hop Jam Festive Ale, will be at Fassler Hall, 304 S. Elgin Ave., at 6 p.m. Thursday.

“Our new release of the Festive Ale has been a long time coming, and we are thrilled to make it our second year-round style after Mmmhops. This Farmhouse Ale is incredibly flavorful but lighter and more refreshing than its Pale Ale brother,” said Taylor Hanson of Hanson Brothers Beer Co.

“The beer was originally crafted as a special release for our annual Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival back in 2014, and has continued to be a favorite at the festival three years running. This beer is true to the Saison style, with a refreshing bright foundation that comes from wheat, barley and rye, with a bit of extra citrus and spice from the addition of orange peel and coriander, and, of course, a clean bittering finish from the hops. We are looking forward to sharing this beer and many more styles with craft beer fans everywhere.”