Happy Hollows is the unlikeliest of matches, founded by two polar opposites: Northern California native and free-spirited guitarist Sarah Negahdari and graduate student and bassist Charlie Mahoney. Since its founding, the band has released three studio albums: Spells (2009), Amethyst (2013), and Concordia (2017). The band is rounded out by Belfast-born guitarist Scott Munro and L.A. based UK drummer Glenn Fryatt.
Concordia was crafted in both Los Angeles and London with the help of producers Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast) and Gareth Jones (Grizzly Bear, Depeche Mode, Interpol). On the album, the band uses analog-synth melodies, angular guitars, and polyrhythmic drumming to anchor Sarah’s soaring vocals. Concordia is a true blend of expressive, post-punk instrumentation and neo-new wave flair.
“Fierce guitar work and an otherworldly blend of glimmering synths. This is some cosmic stuff--
but it also has a lot of heart.” –WNYC Soundcheck
“Instantly catchy shimmering pop hooks are just
what you need to get the weekend rolling.” –Nylon
“Truly magical, smashing all stereotypes of what
female fronted bands are made of.” –Ladygunn
“When I say this sounds like Stevie Nicks getting heavy into Kate Bush--that's for sure a compliment. This is pop, sure, but pop with plenty of secrets at work deep within each song" –LA Weekly