Happy Birthday Ready Their Debut
Brattleboro, VT's Happy Birthday will release their self titled Sub-Pop debut this Tuesday. The band consists of Kyle Thomas(King Tuff), Chris Weisman, and Ruth Garbus. Kyle put the band together in 2008 for an outlet to perform some freshly penned pop songs for a one off show at the now defunct Tinderbox in Brattleboro. The performance went so well the the trio decided to keep doing it. I'm a sucker for skewed pop songs and Happy Birthday specialize in fuzzy power-pop of the timeless variety. Kyle Thomas and Ruth Grabus play in Feathers and Kyle is also in Witch with J. Mascis.
Happy Birthday head to Austin, TX next week for 8 shows in 5 days at SXSW, before heading back east at the end of the month.
In advance of the release on March 16th Sub-Pop has offered up the track Girls FM for free download.
[MP3/Stream] Happy Birthday - Girls FM
Happy Birthday - Cracked (Live Video)
Update: you can hear the full album before tomorrows official release courtesy of sub-pop over at their Soundcloud page.Once you've been sufficiently hooked, be sure to purchase this fine recording.
Preview the album here