Happyness - 'Write In'. Overall Score.
For their second album, Write In, English trio Happyness reach back into the sweet-dreamy sound they established on 2015's Weird Little Birthday, but emerge with a touch more serious, consistently reflective tone. They also veer a little from the slacker rock influence of their debut, seeming to carve out a space of their own near a convergence of '90s jangle, psychedelic-period Beatles, and Real Estate. They take a decidedly psychedelic approach on songs like "Through Windows" and the impenetrable "The C Is A B A G" ("and the sky has a film"), but a knack for sunny tunes and an off-kilter delivery keep everything sounding like themselves. That and the ability to produce songs that feel at once familiar and new are tricks that should make Write In the envy of many an up-and-coming indie rock band.
Happyness (2). Write In (CDr, Album, Promo). Happyness (2). Write In (LP, Album).
Happyness are back with a brand-spanking-new new album. Happyness’s own MicroKorg XL Keyboard, as used on Weird Little Birthday and Write In. Shipping to be mutually agreed, or collection arranged. Private semi-acoustic show at your place.
It’s the new record from Moshi Moshi signings Happyness, who are releasing the follow-up to their acclaimed cult hit debut album, ‘Weird Little Birthday’, on April 7th this year. This new album Write In was recorded in their studio, right above a now-demolished old book shop, and is said take in a much wider range of influences, highlighting many new sides to the band’s song writing style.
The album rounds things out with "Rollercoaster," an autobiographical look at the brothers’ journey which is chronicled in their accompanying documentary Chasing Happiness.
Happiness Begins is the fifth studio album by the Jonas Brothers, released on June 7, 2019 by Republic Records. It is their first album since 2013's Live, and first studio album since 2009's Lines, Vines and Trying Times. It was preceded by their comeback single "Sucker" as well as "Cool". It debuted atop the US Billboard 200 with the largest sales week for an album since 2017.
Happyness Happyness are a 3 piece band from South London, formed of ts Ash Cooper, Benji Compston and Jonny Allan. Their approach to writing and recording music means that roles within the band are fairly fluid, but Jonny Allan and Benji Compston do lead vocals and Ash Cooper does drums. Write In sets its stall out as an outward looking, inventive, and thoughtful progression from their debut. Drawing on an array of influences including Roxy Music, The Beach Boys, Randy Newman, Sonic Youth, Big Star and Pierre Cavalli, the direction is best summed up by Jon EE Allan; I’d like to think this record looks outside the little American alt-rock sphere we were looking in on. I think we used to be very afraid of being earnest. And now we’re able to be tender or heartfelt without feeling too guilty about it. This record cost us about £500 to make, and that was mainly spent on a.
Happyness are an alternative rock band based in London, consisting of Jon EE Allan (guitar, bass, vocals) and Ash Kenazi (drums). Their debut album Weird Little Birthday was released on 16th June 2014, later to be re-released in 2015 by Moshi Moshi Records in the UK, Bar/None Records in the USA, accompanied by four bonus tracks, including the previously excluded fan favourite "Montreal Rock Band Somewhere".
REPORTED BY: Kingdom Leaks. Stereogum, naming them a "band to watch" just ahead of their breakout LP in 2014, summarize the sound best: "think of it as Sparklehorse’s mournful dream-pop pocket symphonies infused with Pavement’s winking ironic sensibility. This sophomore effort picks up right where the last left off, self-recorded to 8-track tape in the same studio, which sits above a now-abandoned bookshop.
|2||The Reel Starts Again [Man As Ostrich]|
|5||Uptrend / Style Raids|
|6||Bigger Glass Less Full|
|7||Victor Lazaro's Heart|
|8||Anna, Lisa Calls|
|9||The C Is A B A G|
|10||Tunnel Vision On Your Part|
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5414939951213
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