Happyness – “Don’t Know Why” (Norah Jones Cover)

Happyness emerged with such a singular sound — a composite of several classic indie-rock strains topped off with Benji Compston’s unmistakable deadpan delivery — that it’s a trip hearing the London Band To Watch’s aesthetic applied to other familiar songs. The familiar tune in question here is Norah Jones’ signature song “Don’t Know Why.” Happyness shared the jazzy slow jam along with the announcement that they’ve signed to Bar None in the US and Moshi Moshi in the UK and worldwide and both labels will be reissuing their slept-on Weird Little Birthday LP. Great news, great cover. Listen below.

Happyness also announced some US tour dates around SXSW:

03/15 Denton, TX @ 35 Denton Music Festival
03/17-22 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/24 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive $
03/26 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
03/29 Santa Ana, CA @ Burgerama 2015
03/30 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill #
04/01 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
04/03 Seattle, WA @ The Sunset Tavern
04/04 Missoula, MT @ Stage 112
04/06 St, Paul, MN @ Turf Club
04/07 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s Oasis
04/08 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
04/09 Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog East (Tickets available on day of show only)
04/10 Middletown, CT @ Wesleyan College (Tickets available on day of)
04/11 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
04/12 Manhattan, NY @ Cake Shop

$ w/ Delicate Steve
# w/ White Fence, Twerps
*w/ Ezra Furman

The Weird Little Birthday reissue is out 3/24 in the US on Bar None.