Happy Trendy is the new project from Kumon Plaza’s Dylan Khotin-Foote. The growth here is unmistakable. The beats are more refined, more subtle, and more lulling than his previous output had been. The major addition, of course, is Dylan’s decision to hop on the mic. And he comes out swinging with an 8 track album stacked with thought provoking lyrics. I also appreciate the hefty measure of sincerity present in these compositions. They are not unlike Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, though, thankfully, they are a little less painfully disenfranchised than Owen Ashworth’s content. The tracks to look for are “Old Friends” and “Where Are Your Synths”. I’m excited to see what Dylan does next.