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Overcome by Happiness


Download links and information about Overcome by Happiness by Pernice Brothers. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 39:00 minutes.

Artist: Pernice Brothers
Release date: 1998
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 39:00
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No. Title Length
1. Crestfallen 3:53
2. Overcome by Happiness 3:40
3. Sick of You 1:23
4. Clear Spot 2:21
5. Dimmest Star 3:48
6. Monkey Suit 3:01
7. Chicken Wire 4:05
8. Wait to Stop 3:29
9. All I Know 2:51
10. Shoes and Clothes 2:47
11. Wherein Obscurely 3:02
12. Ferris Wheel 4:40



Entire strains of pop music exist to explore the tension between gorgeous melody and depressing lyrics. Short-story writer Joe Pernice proved himself an obsessive master of this micro-genre on this, the Pernice Brothers's 1998 debut. The music is smart, slightly decadent pop abetted by subtle, Van Dyke Parks-ish orchestral arrangements. But this is really music for folks who obsess over lyrics: "It's hard to read a simple mind" and "Your colored eye and a lipstick voice and a cough you could never shake" are just two examples of Pernice's wordplay here. The Pernice Brothers's follow-up album, 2001's The World Won't End, has its champions, but Overcome by Happiness is the best album from this talented band.