Music: The Happy Maladies

Even a cursory listen to The Happy Maladies’ slim but impressive Chamber Folk-meets-Indie-in-Jazztown catalog reveals a certain thoughtful deliberation.

click to enlarge Cincinnati’s Happy Maladies celebrate their new self-titled album release this Friday.
Cincinnati’s Happy Maladies celebrate their new self-titled album release this Friday.

Even a cursory listen to The Happy Maladies’ slim but impressive Chamber Folk-meets-Indie-in-Jazztown catalog reveals a certain thoughtful deliberation. But the question of sonic intent regarding the imminent new self-titled album by the Cincinnati band sparks an answer nearly as contemplative as the group’s sound. From their 2008 start, The Happy Maladies have exhibited a casual intensity, giving the sense that the quartet creates from a combination of diligence and offhandedness. While their Indie Rock approach to structured music is largely intact, the new album’s process was slightly different. Read an interview with the band here


THE HAPPY MALADIES  play Woodward Theater on Friday. Tickets/more info:  woodwardtheater.com .