Superhuman Happiness just finished a wonderful weekend in Burlington, VT where we played two nights at the cozy and hospitable Radio Bean. This place is a testament to the role of arts in community. It’s very informal, like our shows, and is run by people that would probably be customers if they weren’t working that night. We sort improvised extensions to the sound system, with Matt Scheiner hooking up a double amp bass rig that grounded the dance party. The band played relaxed and free, with extended moments where I just closed my eyes and dug into the sound and rhythm of the unique artists in the room. I am lucky to play music with them.
You know you are in good hands when the owner and booking agent of the place are right there with you, smiling and moving, when the beat gets hot. I can’t say enough about how well Lee and Joe at Radio Bean treat Superhuman Happiness. Their enthusiasm inspires us and we can’t wait to get back to Burlington again!
These days we have been playing with Matt Scheiner, Andrea Diaz, Sam Levin, and of course the inimitable Eric Biondo. We are quickly becoming a family, what a pleasure it is to grow in friendship through music.
We had a fantastic stay that included a tour of the SoundToys offices. They have a beautiful collection of delays and all kinds of gear there. They hand out tissues for when the visiting recording geeks started to weep or drool. Fortunately for us the software they develop to model the hard ware is excellent, and for a small price a musician can access these sounds for their own creations. If you’ve heard anything done in that last 5 years - you probably have heard their software at work.
This Thursday we play Rough Trade in Williamsburg. Its a new venue with some heavy people coming through there this month - including Blondie! So I hope they leave some mojo on the walls and we can get that beat back for your ears.