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Holiday Music

Boston, MA | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Boston, MA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Brain Waves are real Review"

From the opening, burned-out binge of ‘Bugs Pray‘, which instantly lands you right in the heart of these moody reflections, to the more fertile offerings such as the fiery ‘Teaspoon Of Honey‘ and the suitably refined ‘NO‘, this brilliant records isn’t the kind that offers its open arms to you but, instead, gives you a glimpse inside the most hurried of minds, with all the mess and mayhem that brings. You should try and find the time to stay awhile. Check it out below. - Tom Johnson


"Holiday Music release new single"

In anticipation of their upcoming album, we’re pleased to premiere Holiday Music’s “Bugs Pray” off Brain waves are real? The track is a glorious contradiction in itself that you might not notice upon first listen, dragging along listeners with a wall of heavy distorted, sludgy guitar over delicate muted vocals. It’s all tied together with weird and bizarre undertones that are worth digging into on your second or third or fourth listen once you can’t shake the song. Take the opening note, which sounds somewhat like layers of didgeridoo, or the subsequent brief clicking that is something like what I imagine your brain waves might sound like if they could speak to you on a desperate hunt for your morning coffee. Each isolated element sounds like the feature to a separate track, but somehow Holiday Music seamlessly wrapped it all up into the perfect Christmas in July gift.


Brain waves are real? will be released on July 7, and will be available on cassette via Boston’s own Disposable America and CD through Seagreen Records. If you’re already a fan of the labels’ artists like Dirty Dishes or Cave Needles, then Holiday Music is just the niche for you. If not, well, then you haven’t lived yet.

The track comes just in time for Holiday Music’s album release show stacked with Soft Fangs, Chandos and Sneeze. The event will take place at Great Scott on release day and you can grab your tickets for the show here. Don’t forget to pick up your physical copy of Brain waves are real? at the show. - Allston Pudding


"Atlantis Review"

Having lived with Brit housemates a few times over the years, hearing the music they were into, I totally get how the UK could have fallen in love with this Boston band MAGIC MAGIC back in 2008. But rather than follow the money, these Dedham kids followed their real dream instead, to make the music they love. Now it’s some years on, and the core of that band has reformed with HOLIDAY MUSIC as their moniker. They’re still making really interesting tunes, and I don’t see any reason why they shouldn’t get plenty of love from Englands old and new especially with this new album ATLANTIS. ‘I’m Afraid To Be Lost’ starts it all off in a 90’s alternative low-key style followed by standout track ‘Begin To Say Goodbye’ which has something of the pop-savvy experimentation typical of any number of UK hitsters (Keane, Pulp, etc..).

There are several tracks here which have that Bond-movie-soundtrack feel such as ‘Fright’ and ‘Atlantis’. Others have good summertime-driving potential such as ‘The 39 Steps’, with off-kilter bossanovine rhythm and swelling synthtones. ‘Before We Start To Say Goodbye’ keeps it low-fi and features clever use of lasertronic video-game sounds. Overall, piano composition seems to be the foundation for many of HM’s tunes (i.e final track ‘(Holiday Music)’) often augmented by with quirky synthwork on top. There is rarely overcrowding by competing guitar lines and one easily hears the lyrics. Basically, it’s laid back music for bobbing along to, just like good pop ought to be. - James Moore


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Still working on that hot first release.

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