Indie-rock provocateur Sarah Negahdari can be a shreddy, yelping, guitar-tapping agitator when she is fronting the trio the Happy Hollows, but her side project Pisces is not that. Here she explores psych-pop that occupies spacier, wall-of-sound territory. After releasing promising singles in 2001 and ’12, Pisces fell silent – Negahdari was busy with the Happy Hollows’ sophomore album “Amethyst,” which came out last year, and with duties as fill-in bassist for Silversun Pickups while Nikki Monninger was on maternity leave. The new Pisces song, “Winter Horse,” was made with Joel Morales (of Dios and now Babies on Acid) and David Newton (the ex-Mighty Lemon Drops guitarist-turned-producer). It’s a blast of vintage guitar pop anchored by a crazy bass line that sounds like it sound have been spliced from her main band’s catalog. Climb aboard.
||| Stream: “Winter Horse”
||| Previously: “Being With You”
||| Live: The Happy Hollows play Saturday as part of the Chinese New Year Festival in Chinatown.