|Styles:||Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock|
|Recording Location:||Badman Recording Co., San Francisco, CA; Closer Recording, San Francisco, CA; Daniel's Apt., Mid City, CA; Scenic Burrows, Portland, OR; Type Foundry, Portland, OR|
|Album:||Happiness Is Easy|
Impatient browsers might flip by HAPPINESS IS EASY assuming it's some miscellaneous artists' label promo, but even though producer Dylan Magierek (aka MISC.) has wrangled many guest musicians and there's a slightly different feel to every song, HAPPINESS plays through like a proper, cohesive record. Borrowing the talents of studio guests like producer and frequent American Music Club pedal steel guy Bruce Kaphan and Los Angeles poet-songwriter Daniel Ahearn, Magierek fleshes out his spacious, often cinematic home recordings in a clever, appealing way.
The results are frequently moody: "Such a Fighter" recalls prime Low, whose "Sea" Magierek not coincidentally covers here.
|Temporary Residence / Dylan Magierek||Misc||2:41|
|In a Studio of Keepsakes / Daniel Ahearn / Dylan Magierek / Mooney / Tim Mooney||Misc||4:36|
|A Little While / Daniel Ahearn / Dylan Magierek||Misc||3:44|
|Such a Fighter / Daniel Ahearn / Dylan Magierek||Misc||5:50|
|I Am Trying to Leave You / Daniel Ahearn / Dylan Magierek||Misc||3:44|
|Wes Anderson / Alex Carlson / Dylan Magierek||Misc||3:18|
|Korea Vs. Japan / Dylan Magierek||Misc||6:25|
|Emmett Till / Daniel Ahearn / Dylan Magierek||Misc||3:27|
|Sea / Nichols / Sparhawk||Misc||2:04|
|Chocolat Noir / Dylan Magierek||Misc||5:02|