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Superhuman Happiness

The Physical EP

(Royal Potato Family; US: 11 Oct 2011; UK: 11 Oct 2011)

Featuring men who have played with TV on the Radio, Iron & Wine, the Roots, Passion Pit, Foals, and Holly Miranda, Superhuman Happiness doesn’t just boast an impressive résumé, it also has what former U.S. president William Henry Harrison might have called “dynamite tunes”. The focus of The Physical EP is on rhythm and groove, evident from the first beats of the opening song “Needles and Pins”, and carried through to the final moments of “Surrender pt.2”. The vibe is strictly New York, and it closely recalls Talking Heads, MGMT, and the African music that influenced both. Party music with brains, these tracks suggest good things to come from this abundantly fun collective.

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Jedd Beaudoin is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. He holds an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Wichita State University and hosts Strange Currency six nights week for Wichita Public Radio. His writing has appeared in No Depression and The Crab Orchard Review as well as at websites such as Ytsejam.com and Amazon.com.


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