Superhuman Happiness share new single ‘Super 8’ on Royal Potato Family

By on February 26, 2015
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Every Superhuman Happiness song is a journey. Melodic, catchy, and highly danceable, these sophisticated compositions earn every climax, where male/female vocals, electronic elements, and aggressive horn work soundtrack a universe that is part festival, part dance club, and part indie-film.

The brainchild of indie-rock arranger and saxophone guru Stuart Bogie, his long list of musical collaborations includes Arcade Fire, Antibalas, TV on The Radio and Iron & Wine. After spending last year on the road with Arcade Fire, he brings new focus to Superhuman Happiness, where heavy subjects are confronted with a joyful vibe. “A high energy rhythm under a tragic subject brings a sense of perseverance to the spirit of our songs,” said Bogie who’s currently based in Pittsburgh, and this tension is explored in a way that can only be described as transcendent.  Reminding us that dance might be the best antidote to pain and corruption, Superhuman Happiness is not an empty state of mind, but a magnificent challenge.

Their latest single, “Super 8,” premiered here yesterday by Noisey, and mixed by E Dan (Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller), as well as previous singles “Catch A Break” and “Middle Ground” mark the debut of vocalist Andrea Diaz. Sam Levin (drums), Stuart Bogie (vocals, synth and saxophone), Eric Biondo (vocals, synth, trumpet) and Andrea set out this March touring up the West Coast. A new album is expected for summer 2015.

TOUR DATES:

March 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre ^^
March 7 – San Francisco, CA – Independent ^^
March 10 – Napa, CA – City Winery ^^
March 13 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios ^^
March 14 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge ^^
April 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl #
April 16 – Syracuse, NY – Funk N Waffles
April 17 – Buffalo, NY – Nietzsche’s
June 25-28 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival

^^ w/ Marco Benevento
# w/ Pimps of Joytime

 

Listen to “Super 8” at Noisey here:
http://noisey.vice.com/blog/superhuman-happiness-super-8-premiere

PRESS QUOTES:

“Designed to drive an audience to dance, the music of Superhuman Happiness is a loose, spontaneous alternative to the rigidity of computer-generated electronic dance music.” –WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Their music joins buoyant call-and-response harmonies, rippling highlife-inspired guitar leads, !!!’s muscular funk-punk, and the spirited pulses of Steve Reich’s Clapping Music” –SPIN

“One of the best rising acts” –RELIX

“Superhuman Happiness taps into an energy that’s beyond the typical paradigm and one step beyond what we’ve come to expect from popular music.” –MAGNET

“Led by Stuart Bogie, the saxophone wizard behind the ripping horns of Antibalas, Superhuman Happiness brings us tasty indie-pop sprinkled with legitimately funky horn arrangements, employing ‘80s electronic drum beats, bouncy clarinets, spacey-vocals and tinkling guitar textures, all to great effect.” –WNYC

VIDEO/AUDIO LINKS:

Middle Ground: http://youtu.be/xbQwxhtYLwk

Catch A Break: http://youtu.be/oHb0LQG6l1M

Sledgehammer: http://youtu.be/ivuS4unrINk

See Me On My Wayhttp://youtu.be/ZO1AhBTAYNI

Second Heart: http://youtu.be/p6bwaxceQ9E

GMYLhttp://youtu.be/guOQvk05F9I

Needles & Pinshttp://youtu.be/9iW_wBuBmag

WEB & SOCIAL:

http://superhumanhappiness.com
http://www.facebook.com/SuperhumanHappiness
https://twitter.com/shhappiness

DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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