LA art-punk outfit Happy Hollows have revealed a new cut off their upcoming third album Concordia in the form of “Silent Partner,” a rock-stomping catalyst of danceable hooks possessed fundamentally by the spirit of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Blondie. With its magnetizing guitar and percussion rushes and Negahdari’s arresting howls, the song traces and cuts through the long fizzling of a dragged-out end to a relationship.
Composed of duo Sarah Negahdari and Charlie Mahoney, Happy Hollows spent their early years cutting their teeth in the underground LA music scene before eventually spending the time between their first two formative albums on the road opening for the likes of Lucius, Silversun Pickups, and Wavves.
There’s a classic, unhinged nature to Negahdari’s vocals that have fairly drawn comparisons to Karen O and Debbie Harry, while the unabashedly kinetic tendencies of songs like “Silent Partner” split the difference between punk rawness and pop earworms.
Listen to Happy Hollow’s newest song “Silent Partner” off their upcoming album ‘Concordia’ below!
Happy Hollows will celebrate their album release show at The Satellite on Friday September 29. Tickets are available here.