The Sidekicks - Happiness Hours
Album Details

U.S. Release Date: May 18, 2018

E.U. Release Date: May 18, 2018

Label: Epitaph

Recording Year: 2017

UPC/EAN Code: 45778757565

Happiness Hours

The Sidekicks

About Happiness Hours by The Sidekicks

The new album from The Sidekicks, Happiness Hours, is available in stores and on streaming services now.

Happiness Hours was produced, engineered, and mixed by John Agnello. The twelve tracks that eventually found a home on the album show a band in full control of their powers. Each song presents its own little narrative microcosm and contained universe, all contributing to a record that, as vocalist/guitarist Steve Ciolek describes it, “feels like a potential collection of singles, every one of them a pop song, every one of them meant to make you feel good.” For The Sidekicks, despite their storied pop-punk past, the band’s main hope is that people can always expect something new, songs filled not just with loud guitars, but also things like trumpets, pianos, flugelhorns, and the occasional tambourine.

Formed in Cleveland in 2006, The Sidekicks made their debut with 2007’s So Long, Soggy Dog and followed the album with 2009’s similarly punk-influenced Weight of Air. The band embodied a more melodic sound with 2012’s Awkward Breeds, and fully showcased their tightly honed pop sensibilities on Runners in the Nerved World. Produced by Phil Ek (The Black Angels, The Walkmen), <>Runners in the Nerved World drew praise from the likes of Pitchfork (who noted that the album “hearkens back to the widescreen indie rock of Built to Spill, the Shins, and Band of Horses”).

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    Syracuse, NY
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  2. 7.24.2019
    Buffalo, NY
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  3. 7.25.2019
    London, Canada
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  4. 7.27.2019
    Amityville, NY
    Amityville Music Hall
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    Worcester, MA
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The Sidekicks

The Sidekicks

Growing up is weird. As it turns out, growing older can be even weirder. For musicians birthed in the fervently youth-centric world of punk rock ...

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Our new song ‘Ode to Jerry’ was added to this ‘Punk Unleashed’ playlist with a bunch of other great rockers.
https://t.co/aABOPFkhBF

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@SidekicksOhio

Philly last night of tour with @adultmomband lets hang!!!!! @xthinlipsx r playing too and they rock https://t.co/ecvJjdrLig

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@SidekicksOhio

two things you need to know about me is that I’ve never faked sick and I’ve never shit my pants in my adult life

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Name a better way to spend 4 minutes 20 seconds...

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COLUMBUS! See you tonight at big room bar. Here’s an interview with Sanders in preview of the gig: https://t.co/cLVXbZgrCG

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