Holiday Friends

Holiday Friends

 Astoria, Oregon, USA
BandRockPop

The band’s catchy, playful songs are refreshingly
free of hipster cynicism, and has been described
as what the Beach Boys might sound like if they’d
been raised in the Pacific Northwest on a steady
diet of John Hughes film soundtracks, or what
The Cars might be doing if they lived at Big Pink.

Biography

Although Astoria, Oregon is best known to multiple generations of pop-culture observers as the cinematic setting of the ‘80s cult classic The Goonies, the rugged riverfront city now has another distinction: as the home of the fab new pop-rock combo known as Holiday Friends. On its consistently uplifting debut album Major Magic, the spirited quintet—singer-guitarist Scott Fagerland and singer-keyboardist Jesse Wityczak, who share most of the band’s songwriting duties, plus Scott’s brother Jon Fagerland on guitar, keys and vocals, bassist Zack O’Connor and drummer Joey Ficken—deliver ten joyous new tunes that strike a decisive blow for the enduring values of infectious melodic hooks and emotional engaging lyrics. The band’s catchy, playful songs are refreshingly free of hipster cynicism, and has been described as what the Beach Boys might sound like if they’d been raised in the Pacific Northwest on a steady diet of John Hughes film soundtracks, or what The Cars might be doing if they lived at Big Pink.

Discography

Major Magic (2014)