The rather excellant Gorilla vs Bear blog (found here) featured The Happy Bullets this week, and after hearing the three songs downloadable there, I immediately ordered their most recent album "The Vice And Virtue Ministry" and looked around for some more songs by the band. This new album is their first real band effort, as the earlier album "Blue Skies And Umbrellas" was recorded at home by two of the bandmembers. The new one, from what I've heard, is something fans of The Decemberists and The Shins would love, and also has touches of classsic Kinks and XTC floating around in there as well. Frequent live shows in their homestate of Texas seem to be occuring, and I hope they'll be venturing further afield soon. The songs here today are the title track of the new album, another song from there and "Kerosene Heart" from the first CD. If anyone knows where I can get a copy of this release please let me know.