Song of the Week IV: Happy Birthday’s ‘Subliminal Message’Each week A&E reporter Matthew R. Perrine not-so-subtly suggests a song you should know by heart.
Each week I not-so-subtly suggest a song you should know by heart. For this very special fourth edition, I have chosen “Subliminal Message,” one of two singles “leaked” by the Brattleboro, Vt., trio Happy Birthday.
It’s off the group’s self-titled album, which is available today, March 16, via Seattle’s Sub Pop Records, and I’d recommend you take a listen — especially if you’re a fan of Yo La Tengo, Syrup USA, Helium or, considering the delicacy of this track, the French duo Air.
Anyway, if you like what you hear, get free MP3 downloads of this track and the equally enjoyable “Girls FM” over at www.subpop.com/artists/happy_birthday. While there, you can also purchase the album and do other fun stuff, like check out Happy Birthday’s Duluth-based labelmates (Low and Retribution Gospel Choir).