California Rock quartet Greer have announced new EP Happy People due out November 5th from Epitaph Records, an effort that promises to lean in Power Pop directions. The 4 track collection has been Produced by John Congelton (Wallows, St. Vincent, Angel Olsen), and the lead single and title track “Happy People” has been released alongside a new video.

The Power-Pop directions on Greer’s new EP are said to be down to influences like Elvis Costello and Big Star. Thematically, we’ll find elements that are relatable from the COVID-19 pandemic on the EP, but the band hopes to strike a more universal chord as well.

Bassist Seth describes the title track as:

“…a self-reflection on bitterness and resentment, and trying to become a better person out of it. I’ve struggled with feeling easily angered by a lot of things, especially given what we experienced in quarantine, so writing this song was a therapeutic experience.” 

Greer recently wrapped up a run of shows opening for The Flaming Lips and they’ve followed that by announcing a West Coast Fall Tour with the following dates:

“Happy People” Tour Dates
w/ Momma = *
w/ Julie = ^
w/ Shock Therapy = +
9/24: Dana Point, CA @ Ohana Festival
10/29: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *
10/30: Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall *
11/1: Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post *
11/2: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst *
11/3: San Francisco, CA @ August Hall *
11/6: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues (EP Release Show) ^*
11/12: San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park +

[Photo credit to Zamar Velez]