"We have finished a difficult year. We have come through a difficult decade. But a new year has come," said President Obama last night in his SOTU speech. And what better way to start off this new shiny year than with free stuff!
One of our Silver Lake favorites, The Happy Hollows started off their new year by putting out their very first full-length record Spells this week. Stripped down and fuzzy guitared up, it's the roar of garagey-shoegaze coupled with the lithesome rock star voice of lead singer/guitarist Sarah Negahdari. And it's good. Real good. Like that first sip of cold beer on a hot day at the beach good. Even that God-on-high Pitchfork gave Spells a 7.2, and Pitchfork doesn't think there are any good indie upstart bands in Los Angeles. Who knew?!
We here knew, and in honor of the Spells release, we are giving away a package of Happy Hollows goodies to celebrate. The package contains your very own copy of Spells on CD and a copy on 7" vinyl, a sticker, and a band t-shirt. Drop us an email at betweenloveandlike at gmail dot com (or just click here) and tell us the latest thing that put you in a "spell." The winner will be announced next Friday.
Give a Listen: Faces-The Happy Hollows
"High Wire," another song from Spells, is also the song you hear on the latest Samsung commercial (!!!).