Topshelf Records will release Happy Diving’s So Bunted 7″ EP on July 17, 2015
…[W]hether it’s the walloping riff in the verse or the jarring step down in the chorus, Happy Diving demonstrate a knack for hooks that escapes most 90s revivalists stuck on the sound. – Pitchfork
“…Matt Berry is a straightforward sort of lyricist, penning words that blow straight to the gut with hardly any effort at all.” -Impose Magazine
“Happy Diving blend sledgehammer-to-the-stomach guitars with a pleading, heart-on-sleeve melodic sensibility.” – Wondering Sound
From the very first listen, it is difficult to digest that Happy Diving have only been together since 2013.
The band’s new So Bunted 7” EP was recorded in just four hours at The Atomic Garden in East Palo Alto, CA, with the help of producer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, Whirr).
Their new material sees the band channeling their frenzied energy and deafening and vivacious live shows into two magnificently sludgy pop songs. So Bunted follows 2014’s Big World LP (Father/Daughter Records) and will be their first release on tastemaker label Topshelf Records.
Listen to the frenzied title track here: