This Holiday Life
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This Holiday Life


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The best kept secret in music


"San Diego's Finest!"

"This Holiday Life is the next big rock band to come out of San Diego!" - Tim Foreman of Switchfoot


“This Holiday Life’s ‘The Fallout is some damn pretty piano-based pop-rock, no matter the denomination…’The Fallout’ recalls the better parts of The Posies, Coldplay and Switchfoot.” - Troy Johnson


"The Fallout" CDEP - Dare to Dream Records. 2003.
"Transient" CDEP - Independent release. 2001.


Feeling a bit camera shy


This Holiday Life is a San Diego based outfit that merges rock influences with a sharp sense of melodic pop. With an elusive mixture of polished tones and jagged sounds, the band blends driving, emotional rock with a rhythm section, not far removed from the likes of U2 or Coldplay.

Scott Anderson (vocals & guitars), Mark Nagel (drums), Joseph Freeman (guitars & bgv’s) and Bobby Anderson (bass) tame the expressive tendencies of This Holiday Life. Scott, Mark and Bobby have honed their musical competence for seven years, emerging from the rock confines of Kansas City and Ohio. March of 2003 brought California-bread Joseph Freeman on board the THL boat, to fully capture, and expand the Holiday sound found in the Transient Demo. (Released in November 2002, recorded and tracked by rock producer Brent Milligan, in Nashville’s illustrious Victorian Mansion, “The Bennett House.”) The Fall Out E.P., released in January of 2004, was tracked and produced by the band, with the first six songs THL wrote as a 4 piece. To elaborate on that catalogue, THL is sitting on 30-40 demos, in hopes of tracking and releasing their first full-length record.

With 4 singles being spun on several San Diego radio stations, THL has generated quite a reputation in San Diego and Southern California, while sharing the stage often with Switchfoot (including the last 5 dates on their Spring 2004 North American Tour, 2 in the southeast just recently, and 7 dates slated for the summer of 2005), Copeland, Noise Ratchet, Number One Fan, the, The Red West, Louis XIV, Reeve Oliver, Something Like Silas, Sanctus Real...

With record deals on the table, album sales on the rise, national tours under their belts, and a full-length release on the horizon, THL is taking flight.

Unlike many other bands focused only on exalting their musical genius, these guys have a zeal for living life just as loudly as they play, and are incessant in their pursuit of a ‘life worth living.’ Maybe they’ve seen “Dead Poets Society” one too many times, or maybe they’re just on to something.