premiere: Happy Doghouse – Don’t Give Me Grapes
Everyone responsible pet owner knows that grapes are extremely toxic to dogs, but rarely has that warning been expressed in such an emotional, magically wistful and goosebump-inducing way as this. Enter the newest signing to Ryan Hemsworth‘s Secret Songs label, Los Angeles/South Korea’s Happy Doghouse, an “outer space rock band” who are “mostly inspired by playing fetch and astronomy”. “Don’t Give Me Grapes” is the sweetly dreamy and majestically blown-out opener from the group’s new EP, and it’s accompanied here by some very beautiful and whimsical animated visuals from Tokyo’s Onnacodomo. Happy Doghouse’s Above the Stars EP is out later this month on Secret Songs.