Dear Holden
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Dear Holden

Band Pop Punk


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We have our first LP Life on Comet Road that has been out for a year and are currently working on an acoustic album along with a follow up CD due to be recorded next year


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Forming four years ago in the drummers grandmothers garage, these boys spent their humble beginings covering songs of the bands they love, particularly Blink 182, The Starting Line, Taking Back Sunday, and Brand New. After a few months of this, Neal Richard and Josh found that playing original music is much more fun and rewarding, so they started writing and playing constantly. Their songs, while not that good at that moment in time still had catchy hooks and lyrics inspired from real life experiences which is what they had always strived for. Playing as the pop/punk trio Atom Boy for a year, they decided to scrap their entire set of 30 songs and start over. They also decided to add another guitarist to beef up their songs and stage presence. Changing the name to Holden was also an important move for the band because "The Catcher in the Rye" yes, the book, was very influential to all of the members and the main character, who they all identified with, first name is Holden. After playing under that name for a year they changed it to Dear Holden, because they realized that their songs were in fact letters, not just to Holden Caufield, but the human race. With the final settling on the name, and the addition of Mark on lead guitar (after four different guitarists) solidified them as a band and allowed them to finally live up to their full potential as singers and as songwriters. Their songs have the great hooks and catchy vocal melodys inspired by bands of the pop/punk kingdom that came before them, but when paying attention to their lyrics, one can see that their songs are written not about girls, lost love, or jumping around, they are about life and truth that resemble the minds of four young boys driven to find identity, meaning and most of all inspire change. The most important thing to Dear Holden is their music, and you can see that at any show you attend. These boys love what they do, love who they do it with and love who they do it for. That is evident with every song that pours out of their amps and into the eardrums of the world.