Oliver Hazard Releases New Single “Saratoga” Today

April 28, 2023 BY Claire Reynolds

Waterville, Ohio indie-folk trio Oliver Hazard release their new single “Saratoga” off of their forthcoming full-length album, details TBA.  “Saratoga,” is an anthem that sees the raw, effortless energy of the band’s melodies take center stage. Listen to the song HERE.

‘Saratoga’ is a melody that we wrote when the band was first getting started. It is a song about being disarmed by someone else. There is a mystical quality to the music and lyrics that allude to witchcraft. It is an earnest and heartfelt song about the beginning of a relationship.”

Catch Oliver Hazard on tour this spring and summer where they will be performing their new music off their forthcoming album for the first time. Starting April 20th, the band will be joining Houndmouth on tour in Harrisburg, PA with the tour wrapping on May 6th in Newport, KY.  They have also just announced a handful of summer headline shows, which will lead into Oliver Hazard Day, a yearly festival created by the band to support the local community, on August 12th in the band’s hometown. Oliver Hazard will be joined by Illiterate Light, Sam Burchfield and Field Guide, with DJ sets by Jon Zenz and art installations by Cathy Tyda. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website HERE.

Oliver Hazard Tour Dates:

w/Houndmouth

April 20 – Harrisburg, PA – XL Lived

April 21 – Milvale, PA – Mr Small’s Theatre

April 22 – Albany, NY – Empire Live

April 23 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony

April 25 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

April 27 – Northampton, MA – Academy Of Music Theatre

April 28 – Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall

April 29 – Portland, ME – State Theatre

May 1 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground

May 2 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

May 3 – Richmond, VA – The National 

May 5 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

May 6 – Newport, KY – MegaCorp Pavilion

Headline dates

June 29 – Anchorage, AK – 49th State Brewing

June 30 – Hope, AK – Creekbend Cafe

July 1 – Hope, AK – Creekbend Cafe

August 12 – Waterville, OH – Oliver Hazard Day*

*festival

About Oliver Hazard:

The story of Waterville, OH indie-folk trio Oliver Hazard – Michael Belazis (vocals, guitar) and Devin East (vocals, guitar) and joined by Nate Miner (keys, vocals) – is the digital age’s version of classic band mythmaking. One member of the band came home to Ohio after leading camping trips in California and decided to make an album with two childhood friends. They won a Facebook raffle to record one song at a studio. Instead, they played their whole album straight through once, resulting in their debut LP 34 N River (2018). The Fader called the album a “folk-pop masterpiece” and the band was booked at Bonnaroo and Mountain Jam shortly thereafter. In 2019, the band released their 6 track EP, The Flood, which Billboard called a “souvenir.” The band is gearing up to release their new LP later 2023, which is the work of 3 individual singers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, who share an organic connection in the craft — sensibilities that yield music that’s harmonic, haunting and also ambitious and surprising.