I discovered Happyness before their debut album, Weird Little Birthday was released in 2014. The album quickly became one of my favorites, intact, many nights, I still fall asleep listening to the dreamy hazy music that is provides. We caught Happyness early the next year at SXSW, and we have been faithful fans ever since. We are excited to see them again this year in Austin and look forward to hearing the new album. If you are also at SXSW this year, be sure to catch them. It is def worth your time there!!!
“Through Windows” is taken from Happyness’s forthcoming sophomore album Write In.
The band on the track:
“( Through Windows )started as an instrumental thing on guitar and piano. It was about double the speed. We had to name it immediately to save the Logic file and the name just kind of stuck. The song was written later standing around the piano and the recording was pretty much finished the same day. But the chorus started out as kind of a purposeful mishearing of “Ride Into The Sun” by The Velvet Underground – I used to think it could just as easily be heard as “Right Into…”, or “Write In To…” – so maybe it’s a song sung to a newspaper, we haven’t quite decided yet. About a week after the album was mastered it struck me that the fade out sounds like a car driving into the distance which goes nicely with the words.”
Like the rest of the album “Through Windows” was recorded in the band’s own studio above a now-abandoned bookshop, then finished and mixed with Adam Lasus at his LA home studio.
“Write In” will drop April 7th via Bar/None Records.
Mar 19 – Fort Worth, TX – Lola’s Fort Worth
Mar 22 – Boise, IDA – Treefort Festival
Mar 24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (Panache Spring Fling with La Luz, Omni & more)
May 21 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
May 22 – Montreal, QBC – Casa Del Popolo
May 23 – Toronto, On – Velvet Underground
May 24 – Cleveland, OH –Happy Dog
May 25 – Columbus, OH – Rumbu Café
May 26 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
May 30 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
May 31 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Jun 1 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
Jun 3 – Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse Saloon
Jun 5 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
Jun 7 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
Jun 9 – Washington, DC – DC9
Jun 10 – New York, NY – Baby’s All Right
Jun 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Black Box in Underground Arts