We're very excited to announce Happy Hollows are beginning recording for our second album this week. The album will be produced by Lewis Pesacov (Fools Gold, Best Coast).
For most of the past year we've been locked away in our rehearsal space working on songs. As many of you know, our former drummer and good friend Chris left the band in early 2011 for family reasons, so we were without live beats for a while. During that time Sarah and I spent a lot of time writing songs to synth loops and electronic drums composed on random pieces of gear we had lying around (see below).
Sarah would often get on drums and sing and play beats to loops as well. For much of the time our good friend Matt Fry of Long Beach's The Soft Hands also came up to L.A. to write and rehearse with us. The writing process was very different from what we'd done in the past but was really enjoyable. Coming up with guitar/drum/bass parts designed around synth loops really challenged us to play in different ways and come up with ideas that might never have emerged had we just been writing songs in the more traditional drums/bass/guitar set-up we had used in the past.
In June 2011 we finally found our new drummer, Richy, and have been refining and writing more songs over the past 6 months. See below for a little preview of one of the songs!
We'll be updating this blog pretty regularly with news/pics/video on the recordings, so check back soon.