‘Happier at Home’ by The Phone Booth is the first song since the release of their debut album ‘Roman’.
Made up of Michael Easbey (vocals, guitar), Josh Blumenthal (bass), Ben Pecorari (drums) and Tony Pennington (guitar), the band is a generation-straddling group of old and new friends assembled with the uncommon care and attention such a personal project requires.
‘Happier at Home’ was completely self recorded and mixed. It was mastered by Jeremy Kinney (Peaer) in New York, NY. The song was mixed by Easbey and Blumenthal, intentionally muddling the sonic palette with layers of distortion and fuzz. These adventurous and deliberate production decisions highlight the space in between the noise.
“The song is slow and repetitive, yet no two moments are the same,” said the band, but the clockwork precision of gray on top of gray, textures into life, a colorful antithesis. A seemingly obscure, bursts into light, as the understated revisions of the story, brings happiness and smiles for the listener.
A charm of effect, realized into ravishing indie goodness.
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Here’s a slow burner for your summer quarantine: “Happier at Home” is out now on all your favorite streaming services. Link in bio. 🖤 • recorded and mixed by Josh & Mike mastered by @jkinneymusic art by @medicine_daddy • • • #thephonebooth #santabarbaraslowcore #santabarbaramusic #sadmusic #sbdiy #santabarbaramusicscene #90smusic #newmusic #lofi #postpunk #slowcore