After the success of ‘Idea of Happiness’ off the album of the same name, Van She are following it up with a free stream of a second album track, ‘Jamaica’. A romantic paean to an idyllic island, ‘Jamaica’ takes the sound of the band’s new album out to the end of the jetty and kicks if off the edge into the tropical depths.
The boys are heading around Australia and NZ this July, check out the tour dates here, see below.
Stream ‘Jamaica’ here…
This track follows on from the recently released video to album title track, directed by the legendary Andreas Nilsson who has worked with The Knife, MGMT, Yeasayer, Jose Gonzales and others.
Watch the surreal, entertaining clip starring burgeoning sex symbol String Emil here…
Stream ‘Idea Of Happiness’ here: http://soundcloud.com/modularpeople/van-she-idea-of-happiness-1
Van She’s sophomore record ‘Idea Of Happiness’ is out 9th July on Modular Recordings in the UK, bookended by the Australian release 6th July and 10th July in America.
So uplifting it’s practically levitational, the new record is Van She’s most focused, joyous musical excursion to date. An album stirred by sunbaked travels and fleeting truths, and shaken with the sands of time, ‘Idea Of Happiness’ was recorded, engineered and produced by the band themselves in Kings Cross, Sydney.
Van She’s self-sufficient approach to the recording the album allowed them the time and space to not only fine tune to the nth degree each cymbal splash and crashing wave sample, but also left them free to give ideas the time and space to hang loose. They may have walked a slow, deliberate path to realising album #2 but the result is all the better for it.
The record was mixed in Los Angeles with Tony Hoffer, the perfect man for the job with a resumé that includes work with Beck, Air, Phoenix and M83.
‘Idea Of Happiness’ is an ecstatic air punch of a 2nd effort and one Van She and Modular are incredibly proud to share very soon. Drop the attitude and drink it in.
Idea Of Happiness
Radio Waves I
You’re My Rescue
Beat Of The Drum
Radio Waves II
We Move On
Pre-order ‘Idea Of Happiness’ at the Van She Store.
Catch Van She as they bring their special blend of tropical pop on tour this July.
VAN SHE AUS / NZ TOUR DATES
Thur 5 July – Perth, Capitol BUY TIX
Fri 6 July – Adelaide, Fowlers BUY TIX
* Sat 7 July – Canberra, Zierholz at UC – BUY TIX
* Sun 8 July – Newcastle, Cambridge – BUY TIX
* Wed 11 July – Byron Bay, The Brewery – BUY TIX
* Thur 12 July – Brisbane, The Hi Fi – BUY TIX
* Fri 13 July – Melbourne, The Hi Fi – BUY TIX
* Sat 14 July – Sydney, Metro – BUY TIX
Wed 18 July – Auckland, Monte Cristo Room – TIX HERE & HERE
Thur 19 July – Wellington, Bodega – TIX HERE & HERE
Sat 21 July – Hobart, Republic – BUY TIX
* Supported by RüFüS