The Happy Bullets
Infobox musical artist
Name = the Happy Bullets
Img_capt = "The Happy Bullets. [l-r] Jason Roberts, Kris Youmans, Tim Ruble, Josh McKibben, Rhett Jones, Andrea Roberts"
Img_size = 220
Background = group_or_band
Dallas, Texas, United States
Years_active = 2003–present
Current_members = Jason Roberts
Tim Ruble Andrea Roberts Josh McKibben Rhett Jones
The Happy Bullets is an indie pop band from
Dallas, Texasthat formed in 2003.
Recording songs that combined a 1960's psychedelic nostalgia with ironic and literate lyrics, The Happy Bullets began when indie songwriters Jason Roberts and
Tim Rublemet while working together at an art gallery in a suburb of Dallas. After a home recording demo was released and played on local radio, Roberts quickly recruited his wife, Andrea to learn bass guitar while lending vocal support to several of the bands more pop-oriented songs. Additional members were later added including Josh McKibbenof The Sons of Sound, Rhett Jones, and Kris Youmans of The Paper Chase.
2004 saw the release of The Happy Bullets first record, "
Blue Skies and Umbrellas" and was quickly followed up in 2005 with " The Vice and Virtue Ministry", engineered by Stuart Sikes( Modest Mouse, Cat Power, the Promise Ring) and released on the upstart Dallas indie label Undeniable Records. The latter gained the band critical acclaim on the national college radio circuit and led to shared bills with Mates of State, Architecture in Helsinki, and Of Montreal.
In 2006, the Happy Bullets toured throughout the United States performing in
Austin, Texasat the SXSW Music Festival, Athens, Georgiaat the 2006 Athens Popfest, and at CMJ Music Festival in New York City.
Blue Skies and Umbrellas" (2004)
The Vice and Virtue Ministry" (2005)
* [http://www.happybullets.com The Happy Bullets Official Website]
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