(PB023) The Crustaceans: I'm Happy If You're Happy

by Popboomerang

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    The Crustaceans take sweet pop hooks, driving rock energy, dabblings in country, and pure songwriting craft – and they throw it all together to make quirky but catchy songs that still sound great the third time around.

    The Sydney four-piece has been around for 4 years, gathering fans with their zany live shows, and also with their limited-release self-produced eps, which used to sell for 2 bucks a pop at their gigs. Maybe it was the price, maybe it was the songwriting genius on the discs, but those little eps achieved somewhat of a cult status around town, and led to airplay on radio FBI, 2SER and on Triple J's Super Request. In 2004, they were collected and re-released on one LP, The Early Crustaceous Period.

    Since then, the boys have been working on a debut album proper. It was recorded at The Loft, a little known studio at Balmoral Beach, NSW, and the sunny recording environment can be easily felt on the bright, positive parts of I'm Happy If You're Happy.

    But are The Crustaceans actually happy? Tracks like Summer Heat or the self-affirmed Caribou might suggest so, but there is another side to the record, like the soft and delicate country lament What I Miss Most and the eternal dissatisfaction of The Ambulance Driver, which illustrate this darker side, where the mood takes a turn towards introspection.

    I'm Happy If You're Happy is out Feb 2006 through Popboomerang Records. But Popboomerang mailorder customers can buy the album NOW!
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released January 1, 2000


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Popboomerang Australia

Australian music label founded by Scott Thurling and releasing its first CD in 2002 with over 80 recordings to date.

Specialising in melodic pop, jangle, folk and rock and predominantly working with Australian bands with the aim to building their careers locally & internationally.

Artists include Skipping Girl Vinegar, Georgia Fields, The Aerial Maps, Celadore, Bon Scotts, Tamas Wells & Tim Reid
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