Wednesday, May 19, 2010

L.A. noisy-pop faves The Happy Hollows announce summer headlining tour dates

May 19th, 2010

L.A. noisy-pop faves The Happy Hollows announce summer headlining tour dates

“A killer hybrid of Kim Deal, PJ Harvey and Emily Haines. Negahdari has the guitar chops, explosive energy and winning sense of humor that should make The Happy Hollows one of the more interesting bands of our new millennium’s next decade.” -- Wired Magazine

"Flecks of heavy stoner fuzz and wafts of breezy modern rock blow in and out of Spells, but at its core, it's a ripper. Most of the credit goes to Sarah Negahdari; she's a powerful but economical guitarist, jutting in and out of the tracks like a jagged saw." -- Pitchfork

"A pugilistic mix of stinging guitars, turbulent rhythms, and shouted vocals. Alternates between childlike experimentation and ferocious firestorm.” -- Los Angeles Times

L.A.'s charismatic power-trio The Happy Hollows have announced summer headlining tour dates in support of their highly acclaimed debut album, Spells  which was released earlier this year. The band's explosive live performances have earned The Happy Hollows a devoted following and it's now poised to spread even further. Some might recognize the young group's infectious and irreverent noise-pop from MTVu's regular rotation of the clever animated video for "Death To Vivek Camp", others may recall the band's sly performance coup in this ubiquitous Samsung commercial

The Happy Hollows' upcoming dates include a performance at the NXNE festival in Toronto, ON with Japandroids and Wavves. Please see complete dates below.

Spells is a culmination of their work with producer and former Mighty Lemon Drops guitarist David Newton (The Little Ones, The Blood Arm), who also produced the group’s 2008 EP Imaginary. A brand new digital-only EP of bonus tracks from the Spells sessions is available HERE. Check out the stunning new video for "Big Bad Wolf" directed by Ryan Reichenfeld HERE

The Happy Hollows' vocalist/guitarist Sarah Negahdari wields ominous riffs and finger-tapped arpeggios while singing with a cherubic-yet-mischievous grin. Meanwhile, the agile rhythm section of Charles Mahoney (bass/vocals) and Chris Hernandez (drums/vocals) vault and lunge with precision. Over a very short time, the band leapt from playing small shows in restaurants and laundromats to packed headlining performances in its home base, as well as scoring coveted appearances on major network television, MTV, Sirius and XM radio airplay. 

The Happy Hollows' catchy yet dissonant sound is influenced by genres as disparate as 90's college rock, garage punk, art rock, and 80's pop. The band combines innovative song structures, surreal lyrics, and fiercely adept instrumentation to recreate reality into a jagged panorama of vibrant, kaleidoscopic collage. Listening to their music, one cannot help but see visions of a place oddly askew from the world we experience everyday, a parallel universe that is at once whimsical, demented, and ferocious.

The Happy Hollows live:
06/14 Washington, DC @ DC9 w/ Pocahaunted
06/16      Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen w/ GROOMS 
06/17 Toledo, OH @ Micky Finns  w/  GROOMS
06/18 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace w/ Japandroids, Wavves
06/19 Montreal, QC @ Jupiter Room w/ GROOMS 
06/21 Boston, MA @ O’Briens  
06/23 New York, NY @ Pianos 
06/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Littlefield 
06/26 Philadelphia, PA @ M Room
07/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Hammer Museum

Artist: The Happy Hollows
Album: Spells
Label: Autumn Tone
Release Date: January 26, 2010

01. Faces (MP3)
02. Death To Vivek Kemp (VIDEO)
03. Silver
04. We Will Find You
05. Lieutenant
06. Father Time
07. Monster Room (MP3)
08. High Wire (MP3)
09. Turtle and Hare
10. DeLorean
11. The Stein (VIDEO)
12. Tambourine
13. A Man, A Plan, A Canal
14. Second Lieutenant

On the web:

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The Happy Hollows are available for interviews. For more information, please contact Dave Clifford at

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