The Happy Alright- Vacancies
Around since 2012, The Happy Alright is a pop/punk band out of Dallas, Texas. In February of last year the boys independently released the EP, Esperando. Those six songs gave the band a platform and gained them quite a following. With a nationwide tour in the works (dates to be announced soon according to the band’s Facebook page), it’s a safe bet you’ll be treated to a few songs from the year old release.
Now, when you hear the musical term “Pop-Punk”, you probably think, “Fun, fast, silly with a dash of angst” and for the most part you are probably right. I’m happy to report that The Happy Alright are NOT just another dime a dozen pop-punk band with an EP filled with frivolous songs. Just take into consideration their name; two words that almost condescend each other: Happy and Alright. The name of the band seems to sum up the mood of Vacancies perfectly. There is that signature pop/punk sound, but there is a pensive theme woven throughout. These guys are serious about their krapht and it really shines through loud and clear.
Each song is a story with a strong voice. Yes you’ll bop along but don’t forget there’s something they are saying with their lyrics (take a listen and you will be intrigued with the word play). Vacancies is polished, clean yet still hard hitting with a touch of angst. It makes a terrific first impression and is easily enjoyed on the repeat setting.
Vacancies will be released March 4th. Pre-orders are still available on the band’s Bandcamp page. The Happy Alright will also be hosting their EP release show on the same day, so if you’re in their neck of the woods stop by and tell them Wordkrapht says hi.
Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and more to stay up to date on show and tour announcements. All links can be found at the bottom of the page.
WORDKRAPHT Rating: 4 stars!
Album Name: Vacancies
Release Date: March, 2016
Genre: Pop/Punk, Alternative
Location: Dallas, TX
Members: Sterling Gavinski, Brad Barteau, Mason Steeger, Johnathan Ballew