Superhuman Happiness - "I Can Hear You Calling" (PopMatters Premiere)
Superhuman Happiness is a New York City band full of players from other stellar Big Apple groups, including Antibalas, Phenomenal Handclap Band, TV on the Radio, and Iron & Wine. Together with the renowned Kronos Quartet, Superhuman Happiness recently recorded the movie score for How to Survive a Plague and now this ensemble has a new upcoming album of their own entitled Hands, releasing 5 March via the Royal Potato Family.
Each song's conception began from a clapping game at the start of a rehearsal. Bandleader Stuart Bogie explains, "The album was cultivated through a shared method of composition in order to make something greater than any one individual. Who are our influences? More than anything, this band has seven main influences: each member. We actually play like this; the record was culled from live performances and doesn't contain any loops or the like. It is a handmade musical affair, which made the title easy to come by!"
"I Can Hear You Calling", produced by All Together Now: A Musical Community in New York City illustrates this process...