Happiness Hours (Vinyl)

The Sidekicks

Happiness Hours is the fourth album by The Sidekicks. The Sidekicks came together in high school in suburban Cleveland, Ohio where singer/ guitarist Steve Ciolek and drummer Matt Climer bonded over their love for punk bands like Bad Religion, NOFX, and Rancid. The two fell in with the local D.I.Y. punk community and began playing shows in basements and community centers in town garnering a strong following.

The band released two albums and made some lineup changes before moving to Columbus, Ohio in 2012. During this time The Sidekicks were stylistically evolving, as pop and indie rock in uences began making themselves heard and their second album and fan favorite album, Awkward Breeds.    Happiness Hours picks up sonically where Awkward Breeds left off.

Ciolek and Climer along with Toby Reif (Guitar) and Ryan Starinsky (Bass) will be taking the Happiness Hours to the masses on tour around release.    Happiness Hours was produced by John Agnello Dinosaur Jr., Weezer, and The Menzingers  The Sidekicks front man Steve Ciolek is also a member of Saintseneca

Track Listing:
Side A
Other People’s Pets
Mix For Rainy Day
Twin’s Twist
Win Affection
A Short Dance
Don’t Feel Like Dancing
Weed Tent

Side B
Summer and the Magic Trick
Serpent in a Sun Drought
Elegy for Tim
Medium in the Middle
Happiness Hours

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