FREE MP3: Holiday Shores – Spells


On October 17th 2011 Tallahasse based surf pop outfit Holiday Shores will be releasing the second album, ‘New Masses For Squaw Peak’, its the follow up to their debut, debut ‘Columbus’d The Whim’. As a teaser you can download the track ‘Spells’ it’s a riot of tropical beats, joyously swaying melodies and hammond organs.It’s the sound of a messy holiday party in the sun, we can but fantises from dreary old blighty eh?!

‘New Masses For Squaw Peak’ sees them channeling ‘Here Come The Warm Jets’ era Brian Eno, Talking Heads, Donald Fagen and Can, but losing none of their trademark twinkling and zigzagging melodies, building their shape shifting pop in to something as wide open a landscape as the title suggests.‘New Masses for Squaw Peak’ is packed tight with style: experimentation; jazz-chord death-pop; shifty proto-prog; nervy, dissonant, white funk; instinctive tribal rhythms; historical and personal mythologies weaved through its passages, creating something akin to pop sci-fi.  Described as equal parts Studio 54 and tropical.‘New Masses For Squaw Peak’ was laid to tape in the belly of an abandon Philadelphia textile factory; run through three mixing boards by three separate sets of hands; and ultimately mixed into its final form by the band.Holiday Shores are Nathan Pemberton on vocals and guitar, multi-instrumentalists Josh Martin and Brian Forfa and drummer John Frank.


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