LA art-punk outfit, Happy Hollows, were founded by two polar opposites — bohemian California native Sarah Negahdari, and Washington, DC Ph.D. student and bassist Charlie Mahoney. The duo have shared their new dance-y album cut Meteors. A playful track about harboring emotions to the point of explosion, the track’s bass, drums, guitar, and electrifying vocals were recorded in one live take at Sunset Sound. Take a listen via Soundcloud below. The duo previously debuted album track Silent Partner with TIDAL, and premiered the music video for album cut, Feel The Moon with Blackbook.
Happy Hollows’ magnetic stage presence and striking musical chops put them on the map when they released their critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Spells‘ in 2009. The twosome met at a strip mall where Sarah was working as a tarot reader just after Mahoney had relocated to LA. The band would go on to spend the next couple of years transforming into a staple of LA’s underground music scene, touring across the country with indie-favorites like Lucius, Japandroids, Silversun Pickups, Deerhoof, and Wavves. Two albums later, Happy Hollows are back with a brand new album, ‘Concordia,’ due out September 8th. If you’re in LA, you can catch the band playing at The Satellite on 9/29.
‘Concordia’ celebrates Happy Hollows’ evolved sonic aesthetic, showcasing analog synth melodies, polyrhythmic drumming, and angular guitars. The duo enlisted the help of Los Angeles producer Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast) and London producer and mixing engineer Gareth Jones (Grizzly Bear, Depeche Mode, Interpol, Liars). The collection represents the peak of Happy Hollows’ artistic progression, combining the live dynamism and energy of their early releases with the creative sonic palette and layered synth arrangements of their recent work.