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Holidae

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Duo Pop Electro

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Holidae @ recordBar

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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"Minneapolis: Una oda a la música (Parte 2)"

Como les comenté en el post anterior, Minneapolis es un lugar que vibra con todas sus notas. La infinidad de estilos musicales que puedes encontrar, hacen que nunca te aburras de ir a escuchar a algún grupo, por más desconocido que sea su nombre, sabes que te encontrarás con algo que merece la pena ser escuchado.
Otra de las iniciativas musicales que conocí fue Holidae, un proyecto que recién comenzaba a ver la luz pública cuando estuve allá, pero que llevaba años de dedicación. Es un dúo compuesto por Garrett Neal y Ashley Gold, dos artistas con años de experiencia en proyectos musicales anteriores y quienes decidieron embarcarse en este nuevo desafío vinculado la electrónica y el pop.
Ashley es la voz. Una mujer que brilla, una “Goldstar”, una estrella de oro. No sólo por su hermosa voz, sino por su simpatía, humildad y alegría. Nos reunimos a tomar un café y me habla de la mejor pastelería que existe en el lugar, justo ubicada a media cuadra de donde estábamos sentadas. Nos miramos de forma cómplice, era la hora de ir por unas galletas. Al momento de pagar ofrece invitarme “Welcome to Minneapolis” dice con una linda sonrisa y saca su tarjeta para pagar. Lamentablemente la pastelería no aceptaba pago con tarjeta y ella no contaba con efectivo. “Welcome to Chile” dije y saqué unos dólares del bolsillo, ambas nos reímos y pagamos las mejores galletas de chocolate que he probado.
Garrett es quien crea la música. Pianista de escuela y hoy compositor, productor y sintetizador capaz de crear una pista completa con teclas, batería, guitarras, todo lo necesario para una melodía llena de matices. Es hombre obsesivo y crítico con lo que hace, se conecta a sus audífonos y escucha una y otra vez hasta que logra quedar conforme con el resultado.
Tuve el privilegio de estar presente en sus procesos creativos. Sentado frente a su teclado de color rojo, comienza a dejarse llevar por la melodía y, por un momento, deja de estar ahí… Observo como espectadora, me parece maravillosa la capacidad que tiene de crear, que del silencio salga una obra musical que nunca antes existió. Después de unas horas vuelve a estar presente. Toma la pista, la pone en su celular, enciende un cigarro y comienza a escucharla repetidamente hasta que ya no tiene más reparos.

Holidae es una promesa, pues destaca por su profesionalismo, pasión e inspiración. La dedicación de dos personas que aman lo que hacen por sobre todas las cosas y eso siempre trae buenos resultados. - Paloma León


"My Gold Mask, Holidae and Max Justus @ recordBar"

This weekend will be full of great concerts. It seems every venue from recordBar to the Replay Lounge, from the Bottleneck to Mills Record Company have their best acts playing. One of those bills is on this Saturday at recordBar. The concert will feature local artist Max Justus, synth-wizards Holidae, and one of my favorite band’s My Gold Mask. This show is definitely not one to miss.
Max Justus mixes the Bjork-like amorphous electric meanderings with click-step beats to create smarter than average dance music. His live set, despite being a one man show, can blanket any space with its lush atmospheres. Combining this with a stage presence that is commanding but not overbearing, Max Justus puts on a show that perfectly mixes the human and computer sides of his sound. On stage, the singer and instrumentalist masterfully lets his songs breathe–creating new experiences for his listeners. Watching Max Justus perform is like watching a world come into being.

Continuing in this aesthetic, the Minneapolis duo, Holidae, creates smooth synthetic textures. Their music sounds like a mix of The Knife, Woman’s Hour, Valley Hush, and many more rolled into one. The band’s ability to layer sounds gives their songs a melancholy and otherworldly feel. Holidae’s music seems perfect for an afternoon with nothing to do or to undulate to in the dark of a bar. Judging from photos of their performances, Holidae puts on a show that will stimulate every sense–providing projections and other backing visual textures to their already brimming audio set. It will be interesting to see how all the elements of their show come together.

Ending the night will be My Gold Mask. This Chicago trio puts on some of the best shows I’ve ever seen. Whether its their singer’s dynamic stage presence, their guitarist’s technical acumen, or their drummer’s perfect pacing, My Gold Mask truly brings their audience into the world of their music. Their songs boil with an energy that vinyl can hardly contain, and that energy is released completely on stage. I saw them play recordBar a couple years ago and was absolutely blown away. The band put everything they had behind each song. Beyond their live show, My Gold Mask writes some of the most catchy music I’ve heard. Their sound has the driving tension of Depeche Mode with a punkish overtone–a feeling that translates well to the stage.

The show this Saturday will feature three fantastic acts. From Max Justus’ lush arrangements to Holidae’s dreamy electronica, to My Gold Mask’s driven pop, the show will be the perfect way to spend a fall evening because each act can command a stage. The show starts at 10pm, costs $10 (day of show), and is 18+.
- See more at: http://millsrecordcompany.com/gold-mask-holidae-max-justus-recordbar#sthash.f85oVX7b.dpuf - Mill City Records


"Music Forecast 10.22-10.28: Run the Jewels, Stevie Wonder, Chvrches, My Gold Mask, Janet Jackson, and Craig Finn"

My Gold Mask
Gretta Rochelle is the centerpiece of Chicago trio My Gold Mask. Her moody voice slinks and slithers around the pulsing, synth-laden 2013 album, Leave Me Midnight. Since then, My Gold Mask has released only a handful of singles — teasers for a forthcoming record, which audience members will hear more of when the group stops at RecordBar. Minneapolis electro-pop duo Holidae — led by Ashley Gold, whose singing soars above Garrett Neal's dark, syncopating tracks — opens the show, along with Kansas City's own electronic whiz kid Max Justus.
Saturday, October 24, RecordBar (1020 Westport, 816-753-5207) - The Pitch


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Holidae is the new project from local R&B singer Ashley Gold and veteran synth savant Garrett Neal. Combining pop sensibilities with futuristic soundscapes and a strong visual element, Holidae will haunt your dreams and soundtrack your adventures. Their debut album will be released April 22nd.

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