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Happy Rhodes


The first authoritative compilation of American dream pop artist Happy Rhodes, whose singular songwriting and four-octave vocal range emanated from the pastoral confines of upstate New York in the 1980s. Her melding of classical music influences with synthesizer and acoustic guitar, and her enchanting and idiosyncratic singing, are favorably compared to heralded English chanteuse Kate Bush. Fans of such artistic pop music would be remiss to overlook Rhodes’s similarly remarkable and otherworldly sonic transmissions, traversing tales of dreamers, outsiders, lovers and other lovely and terrifying creatures born of a wellspring of wild creativity and bold imagination. Affectionately remastered from the original tapes, Ectotrophia gathers essential songs from Rhodes’s mid-’80s salad days, many written when she was just a teenager—wildly ahead of her time and unafraid to bare her soul to regional audiences, the ectophiles who’d eventually coin an entire subgenre of pop music in her honor. Dive deep into ecto, with the woman who started it all.

  • 2xLP

    2 140g black LP
    2 [black paper inner sleeves
    [b] 1
    2-pocket tip-on gatefold LP jacket
    1 16-page 11x11 book on uncoated paper
    1 16-page 8.5 x 8.5 chapbook on glossy paper

Track List

  1. Happy Rhodes Oh The Drears
  2. Happy Rhodes I Cannot Go On
  3. Happy Rhodes Would That I Could
  4. Happy Rhodes Where Do I Go
  5. Happy Rhodes For We Believe
  6. Happy Rhodes When The Rain Came Down
  7. Happy Rhodes If Love Is A Game, I Win
  8. Happy Rhodes I'm Not Awake, I'm Not Asleep
  9. Happy Rhodes Baby Don't Go
  10. Happy Rhodes Come Here
  11. Happy Rhodes Don't Want To Hear It
  12. Happy Rhodes If So
  13. Happy Rhodes I'll Let You Go
  14. Happy Rhodes Because I Learn
  15. Happy Rhodes I Am A Legend
  16. Happy Rhodes Perfect Irony
  17. Happy Rhodes Many Nights
  18. Happy Rhodes To Be E. Mortal