With a name like Superhuman Happiness, you can only think of unbridled, unadulterated bliss; the sort of bliss that makes you want to jump around and dance with abandon. And as this year comes to a close, the Brooklyn-based collective comprising of musicians who have played (and are continue to play with) Antibalas, Phenomenal Handclap Band, TV on the Radio, Iron and Wine, and Martha Wainwright, seems poised for a lot of attention in 2013. Joined by the Kronos Quartet, the band did the score for the documentary film, How to Survive A Plague.
The band will be releasing their full-length debut, Hands on March 15th 2013, and the first single from the album, “See Me On My Way,” which Rolling Stone shouted out, will give you a pretty good idea of what I’ve seen live – a band with an infectiously fun, pop sensibility, mixed with funk. I was actually pissed off about something earlier today, and listening to this one put me in a much better mood. I think this one will too.
I’ve seen the band lIve twice already and, the band is a must see. They have a December 30th gig at the Mercury Lounge, and it’ll be a lot of fun.