Edmonton’s Happy Trendy has made significant waves since he started making jams as Kumon Plaza early in 2010. A jam from his first ever release had gotten him onto pitchfork and since then he has been tirelessly wittling his way to the core of his sound. The change of name late last year brought his vocals with it and it has proved fortuitous. His brand new EP, Die Young, sees him touring Europe and a touch of Canada with American kinfolk, Foxes In Fiction. Seeing as he turns 18 on his flight home from Europe, we can only assume that this is still the beginning for Dylan Khotin-Foote. Expect to be seeing him around a lot more often now that he is a legal contender for headlining shows in watering holes across our desperately cold metro. Until the 13th, let’s enjoy the rich textures of his very simulaneously colourful and deadpan Die Young, conveying all the emotion the title implicates and more.