This a great looking and great sounding 7" from Happy Noose. The vinyl is an opaque, dark maroon / mauve colored marble. It is limited to 500 copies.
With "Amagosa" Happy Noose dive deeper into the threads of dark pop that woven throughout their debut LP. This time, the band sheds much of the lighter fair for a much heavier and darker sound than previous releases.
Produced by Tim Green (Nation of Ulysses, the Fucking Champs) at his Louder Studios in Grass Valley, Calf. Happy Noose have crafted a sound that is driving, morose, and laden with pop hooks all at once.
Three originals and a version of the never-released Joy Division song, "Pictures in My Mind" make up an EP well worth the seven inches of vinyl that make up its whole.
"At first listen, the members’ pedigrees seem to have little bearing on the music they’re making today, yet their execution is characteristically tough and no-frills. For comprising familiar punk, indie-rock and darkwave influences, Happy Noose’s sound is surprisingly hard to pin down... no doubt inspired by a pair of ‘80s Ian‘s, Joy Division‘s Curtis and Echo and the Bunnymen‘s McCulloch... In any case, though, both EPs solidly reflect the trio’s musicianship, chemistry and good taste." -- The Big Takeover
"back with a rather stellar EP produced by Tim Green who’s produced Melvins, Bikini Kill and more. On the title track “Amagosa” Happy Noose’s vocalist Ryan belts out his bold baritone notes over a steadily distorted guitar put through a vortex of pedals – ultimately, it’s a great opening track to settle the listener in for the next few songs." -- Sly Vinyl