A Happy Death
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A Happy Death

Band Alternative Punk


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The best kept secret in music


This band has no press


Demo EP has been played on air on college and indie radio stations.


Feeling a bit camera shy


The Bio

A Happy Death began on a cold and rainy night on February 27, 2004. Just having endured the death of his fiancé, guitarist, Rick Espinoza turned his painful loss into inspiration to form a band. After an exhausting summer of jamming and no band mates in sight, Rick asked long time friend and bassist, Jenn Kitner to join him for a friendly jam session. Once they began to play, the two songwriters knew they hit on something very special. Finally, Jenn along with the addition of drummer, Jeff Hendricks proved to be the final make-up of the band and A Happy Death commenced their odyssey as a newly formed group.

Drawing from the influences of seminal acts such as Gang of Four, The Cure, Pixies and Joy Division, they employed the minimalist approach to their music. But the true consolidation of their sound came from jam sessions. Tapping into the power of improvisation, they drew upon the song-writing technique to incorporate a more loosely- based, yet complicated song structure. The songs that began to develop, utilized simple riffs, mixed with layered parts to produce a unique sound. The final balance came with the addition of heavy distortion to offset the use of beautiful yet often gloomy melodies, creating a cryptic wall of symmetry.

With their newly released demo E.P. they are beginning to enjoy airplay on college and independent radio stations, as well as playing local hotspots such as The Scene Bar, The Anarchy Library, Club Good Hurt, and Zen Sushi. They've also performed live on air. From punks to goths, indie kids to alternative aficionados, A Happy Death are building a host of eclectic fans.

Undeniably catchy, undeniably punk with a dark edge is the best way to describe A Happy Death. Still that isn’t an accurate description of the band. Rick’s soft moody voice and anguished screams blend brilliantly with Jenn’s sultry vox and wicked bass work. Even though it isn’t hard to imagine A Happy Death achieving mainstream success one would hope that even when they hit the big time they stay true to their introspective lyrics, infectious vibe and knack for taking inspiration form different places to create something truly unique and beautiful.

An amazing demo EP. Look out for this band!! Infectious melodies and awesome lyrics best describe this truly unique band. Buy this CD or check out them out live, you won’t be disappointed.