The sublime joy of Superhuman Happiness
Curt Lockhart, ’Doah Staff Writer
February 6, 2013
The music is your ride to the dance party.” Explains band’s front man Stuart Boogie in an interview with Rolling Stones Magazine, and the band embodies just that! There are seven members who have weaved their way into the New York music scene, and each provides their own musical influences into what is now Superhuman Happiness. The band includes: Luke O’Malley (guitar), Ryan Ferreira (guitar), Jared Samuel (keyboard), Eric Biondo (trumpet), Nikhil Yerawadekar (bass), Miles Arnitzen (drums) and Bogie on Saxophone. Members have played with artist like Mary J. Blige, The Antibalas, The Phenomenal Hand Clap Band, Iron & Wine, and TV on the Radio, and numerous others.
Their latest album Hands will be released on March 15th, 2013 under the record label: The Royal Potato Family. The foundation of this this album stems from hand clapping games held at the beginning of each rehearsal, which ignited their creative minds to create this soon to be released album. They are a rhythmically centered band that infuses afrobeats with cinematic layering of instruments to cultivate their relaxed atmospheric sound.
The band’s name was actually thought up by their photographer/friend Tatiana McCabe(coherently the band actually has a song which incorporates her name called,”Tatianna.”) when she was riding a bicycle on a beach and closed her eyes. She then described this feeling as Superhuman Happiness, which is the same feeling Boogie believed the band was trying to achieve. Aside from a new album coming, the band’s most recent album was a movie score for the critically acclaimed documentary: How to Survive a Plague. The film is in the running this year for an Oscar for best documentary.
If you are looking for see feel-good music check their website at: http://superhumanhappiness.bandcamp.com/