How they play and play for that happy day…for that happy day…
Superhuman Happiness: Hands
Superhuman Happiness’s revelatory full-length debut is part dance party, part afrobeat-tinged indie pop, part loosey-goosey funk improv. In all cases, it’s just the right part: a perfect blend. I triple-dog-dare you not to smile while listening to this album, let alone sing, clap and boogie should the mood strike you. This is the well-mixed margarita for the spring and summer to come, a delicious gulp of sunshine. Are you ready?
Spotify: Superhuman Happiness – Hands
Elephant Stone: Elephant Stone
The number of ways a band can be influences by the Beatles is probably close to infinite. Elephant Stone seems to operate in the alternate universe where the Fab Four was a one-album wonder, their history beginning and ending with Revolver. The results are pretty freakin’ great: heady songwriting, raffish guitar, a toke or two of psychedelia and yes, even a tasteful dollop of brain-sifting sitar throughout. A terrific debut all around.
Spotify: Elephant Stone – Elephant Stone