Holiday Shores Premiere “Edge Of Our Lives” Video On Spinner Release Pink Couch Session
Columbus’d The Whim On Vinyl 12.15 / LP Out NOW On twosyllable Records
Pitchfork: “ …Columbus’d the Whim avoids many of the lo-fi-isms that have stamped so many of said summer jams this year, it does share a similar, shoes-untied vibe. That’s inherent in the guitar tones (chiming!) and pacing (fluid!) and effects (koozies of reverb and delay!) more than any insistence on the immediacy some associate with garage sloppiness.”
TheFADER.com: “Put us in a room with a bunch of instruments and 90% of our songs will sound like bootleg versions of “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” put Pemberton in that exact same room he’ll make a great pop album with infinitely catchy melodies and a sense of restraint that usually comes from bands just hitting their stride with their third albums.”
The Fader: “A great pop album with infinitely catchy melodies and a sense of restraint that usually comes from bands just hitting their stride with their third albums.”
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Pop Tarts Suck Toasted: Band of the Week – “We have found a record that will soundtrack the rest of our summer and probably a good portion of our fall and winter!”
The Tape Is Not Sticky: “A break out band of 2009…I can honestly say that this debut is absolutely awesome.”
Insound: “it’s just loud and crashes all around you and i really like that.”
Cool Hunting: “Songs vacillate between hushed verses and explosive crescendos, often dissolving into a cloud of analog dissonance. But underneath all of the distortion and clatter are elegant melodies.”
Summer is no myth. It exists year round on Holiday Shores Ct, a two-block stretch on the Florida panhandle where twenty-one year old Nathan Pemberton grew up. It’s no more than five minutes from white sand beaches, squawks of seagulls, and wafting smells of suntan lotion.
Columbus’d The Whim is the first first full-length album from Pemberton’s Holiday Shores, who, like the street that bears their name, are quintessentially summer: chimey guitars, reverb-soaked vocals, warbling Rhodes, echoes of years past.
Pemberton started playing the piano at age seven and learned the guitar shortly after. He began finding his musical footing in high school bands, playing with his brother, friends, and eventually his college roommates.
The album, packed with 10 could-be singles, reads like a book of Pemberton’s well-written memories. Each word chosen meaningfully with a linguist’s touch; each sentence constructed carefully with an artist’s ear. Columbus’d The Whim is a literary work in addition to a sonic one.
The current line up, comprised of friends and roommates spent months recording together in Pemberton’s living room obsessing over vintage gear and perfecting their captivating hooks, heart-warming melodies, and creating a haunting tunnel of sound as a stunning backdrop.
Columbus’d The Whim is Holiday Shores’ first release on twosyllable records.
Phones Don’t Fued
Errand Of Tongue
I’ll Spend Money I Don’t Have
Edge Of Our Lives
Tremor Rolls The Peak
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