Hero Jr. To Release Their Debut Album "Backup Plan" On October 23rd

posted August 21, 2012

Hero Jr. To Release Their Debut Album "Backup Plan" On October 23rd

Remember when rock'n'roll seemed to have it all? Passion, power, chemistry… and timeless songs that people could relate to? Hero Jr. does. And their forthcoming full-length debut Backup Plan is the perfect document to prove it.

On it, the Indy-based foursome combine soaring vocals, stinging guitars and driving rhythms and channel them into eleven indelible, hook-filled songs that help define the blur between '70s classic rock, the angst of the Alternative Nation and modern indie-rock. The band consists of brothers Evan Haughey (vocals/guitar) & Matthew Haughey (drums/vocals), along with bassist Dave DuBrava and the most recent addition to the band, guitarist Ken Rose (Marianne Faithfull). Backup Plan was produced and engineered by Paul Mahern (T-Bone Burnett, The Fray, Iggy Pop, John Mellencamp, Afghan Whigs, etc.) and Ken Rose, and was recorded at both Livingston Studios in London and Mahern's White Arc Studio in Bloomington, IN.

Some have favorably referred to Hero Jr.'s music as having a radio friendly edge to it, which is certainly true. These aren't tunes tweely plinked-out on a toy piano with a banana by today's cool kids, but rather thoughtful, intelligent and expertly performed songs that hit extremely hard - affecting the head, heart and, yes, ass in equal measure.

Hero Jr.'s Backup Plan will be released October 23rd through Desa Records in CD and Digital formats.


  • Aug. 31 Monkey's Tale - Indianapolis, IN
  • Sep. 01 Uncle Slayton's (w/ Po Brothers) - Louisville, KY
  • Sep. 06 Tidball's (w/ Black Shades) - Bowling Green, KY
  • Sep. 07 Oregon Express (w/ Red Tone 6's) - Dayton, OH
  • Sep. 08 Ruby Tuesday (w/ Red Tone 6's) - Columbus, OH
  • Sep. 14 Funkyard - Indianapolis, IN
  • Sep. 20 Lava Lounge (w/ The Long Time Darlings) - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Sep. 21 The Level Room (w/ Boy Wonder) - Philadelphia, PA
  • Sep. 22 Fontana's - New York, NY
  • Sep. 28 Czars - St. Joseph, MO
  • Sep. 29 Jake's - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Oct. 06 Monkey's Tale - Indianapolis, IN
  • Oct. 07 Funkyard - Indianapolis, IN
  • Oct. 12 400 Bar (w/ The Delta Routine) - Minneapolis, MN
  • Oct. 25 Czars - St. Joseph, MO
  • Oct. 26 Hamilton St. Pub - Saginaw, MI
  • Nov. 02 The Bird's Nest (w/ The Delta Routine, Glendenning) - Chicago, IL
  • Nov. 03 Funkyard (w/ The Delta Routine, The Hawkeyes) - Indianapolis, IN
  • Nov. 03 Radio Radio (w/ The Delta Routine, The Hawkeyes) - Indianapolis, IN
  • Nov. 04 Ruby Tuesday - Columbus, OH
  • Nov. 06 World Cafe Live (w/ The Delta Routine, Boy Wonder) - Philadelphia, PA
  • Nov. 08 Fontana's (w/ The Delta Routine) - New York, NY

(more dates to be announced soon)


  1. Anne Boleyn
  2. Strongest Weakness
  3. What's On The Inside
  4. Naked
  5. Holding On Without Handles
  6. Bottom Of The End
  7. Learning To Stand
  8. Love Enough For Everyone
  9. Cracked and Kindred   
  10. Matchstick Tongue
  11. I Was Made To Hold You