The Happy Hollows are a raucous three-piece from Los Angeles, CA, that play fast and irreverent noise-pop. Formed in 2006, the group is fronted by Sarah Negahdari (vocals, guitar) and held together by the rhythm section of Charlie Mahoney (bass, vocals) and Chris Hernandez (drums, vocals). Their catchy yet dissonant sound is influenced by genres as disparate as ’90s college rock, garage punk, art rock, and ’80s pop – think of a pugilistic mix of stinging guitars, turbulent rhythms, and shouted vocals that sound like a killer hybrid of Kim Deal, PJ Harvey, and Emily Haines.
After releasing three critically acclaimed EPs, the band will put out their debut album Spells in October. One should expect melodic and quirky songs with odd arrangements, fiercely adept instrumentation, and surreal lyrics about palindromes, labyrinths, time travel and Tarot cards.