Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Hands, the new album from one of my favorite bands on the planet, Superhuman Happiness, out March 5, 2013 on Royal Potato Family Records, is finally available for mass consumption. Led by Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, Sway Machinery, Iron and Wine, TV on the Radio, etc. etc.), Superhuman Happiness is a collage of sounds and colors all designed to move you physically and otherwise.
I first saw Superhuman Happiness in 2007 at a crowded Zebulon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A lot has changed about the band in that time (the personnel, the instrumentation) but that same rhythmic, danceable, universally resonant sound is still there.
It's been extremely interesting to see SHH grow over the years, and this album definitely represents a major step forward in that growth. The album is streamable on all the major providers, but if you're interested paying for the music in a way that will get back to the musicians, go to the label website and pick up the album on vinyl, CD, or digitally. This music lives up to its name. It is deeply human in the best way possible.
Posted by Marc Amigone at 11:42 AM