Happy Noose - Amagosa 7"
NEW. DEAD END SOCIAL CLUB. With "Amagosa" Happy Noose dive deeper into the threads of dark pop that woven throughout their debut LP. This time, the band sheds much of the lighter fair for a much heavier and darker sound than previous releases. Produced by Tim Green (Nation of Ulysses, the Fucking Champs) at his Louder Studios in Grass Valley, Calf. Happy Noose have crafted a sound that is driving, morose, and laden with pop hooks all at once. Three originals and a version of the never-released Joy Division song, "Pictures in My Mind" make up an EP well worth the seven inches of vinyl that make up its whole. 500 copy, mixed-marbled vinyl run. "At first listen, the members pedigrees seem to have little bearing on the music theyre making today, yet their execution is characteristically tough and no-frills. For comprising familiar punk, indie-rock and darkwave influences, Happy Nooses sound is surprisingly hard to pin down... no doubt inspired by a pair of 80s Ians, Joy Divisions Curtis and Echo and the Bunnymens McCulloch... In any case, though, both EPs solidly reflect the trios musicianship, chemistry and good taste." -- The Big Takeover "back with a rather stellar EP produced by Tim Green whos produced Melvins, Bikini Kill and more. On the title track Amagosa Happy Nooses vocalist Ryan belts out his bold baritone notes over a steadily distorted guitar put through a vortex of pedals ultimately, its a great opening track to settle the listener in for the next few songs." -- Sly Vinyl