Review: Van She — Idea of Happiness

Review: Van She — Idea of Happiness

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The zebra kind of throws off the whole Caribbean thing though

The zebra kind of throws off the whole Caribbean thing though

Celebrating their second full-length release in 4 years, Australian quartet Van She show they have lost none of their potency. Their unabated electronic style has attracted listeners for not only its uniqueness but also its honesty. The band distills Caribbean influences on Idea of Happiness, the pinnacle of this perhaps being “Jamaica,” which interprets the music of one nation’s maritime culture through the lens of another’s. The album is immediate, wasting no time in its gratification. For the end of summer, this seems like just the thing we need.

  • Released July 9, 2012 (UK)
  • For fans of Cut Copy, MGMT, and Crystal Castles
  • Top tracks: “Idea of Happiness,” “Calypso,” “Jamaica,”
  • Also check out Sebastian’s remix of “Idea of Happiness”
  • First album is (2008)
  • The band has also remixed Daft Punk, Klaxons, and Feist

Listen: “Jamaica”

Listen: “Idea of Happiness (Sebastian Remix)”

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