Happy Hollow (album)

Happy Hollow (album)

Infobox Album | Name = Happy Hollow
Type = Album
Artist = Cursive



Released = August 22, 2006
Genre = Indie rock
Length = 45:26
Label = Saddle Creek
Producer = Tim Kasher and Mike Mogis
Reviews =
*AbsolutePunk.net (90%) [http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=165477 link]
*Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://wm05.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:axfwxqydld0e link]
*AP # 218 Rating|5|5
*ARTISTdirect Rating|4|5 [http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,3705674,00.html link]
* [http://mesalove.net/ Mesa Love] 86% [http://mlreviews.blogspot.com/2006/08/cursive-happy-hollow.html Review]
*Filter # 21 (87%)
*Pitchfork Media (6.7/10) [http://pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/37987/Cursive_Happy_Hollow Review]
*Relevant Magazine [http://www.relevantmagazine.com/pc_article.php?id=7254 link]
*Under the Radar # 14 (7/10)
Last album = "The Difference Between Houses and Homes"
(2005)
This album = "Happy Hollow"
(2006)
Next album =

"Happy Hollow" is the fifth album by the indie rock band Cursive. It was released on August 22, 2006 on Saddle Creek Records. Saddle Creek Records began shipping pre-orders on August 8, 2006. The album is named after a rich neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska.

The album is the first since the departure of cellist Gretta Cohn [ [http://www.punknews.org/article/13564 Cellist Gretta Cohn leaves Cursive] ] whose instrumentation was a fixture of the band's 2003 release "The Ugly Organ". The album features significant five-piece horn arrangements courtesy of Nate Walcott. [ [http://www.punknews.org/article/16539 Cursive talks about upcoming full length] ]

The lyrics of "Happy Hollow" form a concept album of sorts, revolving around a small town and its inhabitants, and dealing with concepts such as religious dogma and hypocrisy.

This album came with a download code to download the songs in mp3 format directly from Saddle Creek Records. Pre-orders of the album came with a miniature license plate that had a code to download a bonus track entitled "No News Is Bad News".

Track listing

#"Opening the Hymnal / Babies" – 2:32
#"Dorothy at Forty" – 3:02
#"Big Bang" – 3:56
#"Bad Sects" – 3:39
#"Flag and Family" – 2:56
#"Dorothy Dreams of Tornadoes" – 2:54
#"Retreat!" – 3:57
#"The Sunks" – 2:53
#"At Conception" – 2:57
#"So-So Gigolo" – 3:43
#"Bad Science" – 2:40
#"Into the Fold" – 4:16
#"Rise Up! Rise Up!" – 3:22
#"Hymns for the Heathen" – 2:39
#"No News Is Bad News" (pre-order bonus track) – 2:08

References

External links

* [http://www.cursivearmy.com Cursive official website]
* [http://www.saddle-creek.com Saddle Creek Records]
* [http://www.saddle-creek.com/happyhollow/ Happy Hollow mini-site]


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