Holiday For Strings
This is the debut release by Sweden's Holiday For Strings. The band was founded by Magnus Magnusson and Erik Starre in 2000 and has since had its line up changed to a full, five-piece ensemble for consisting of drums, guitars, singer, bass and various keyboards and effects, all ripe for touring. And the sound? Think the mad guitars of a clean Sonic Youth mixed with the groove and unlimited beats of an alternative Lee Perry or Animal Collective. This band throws infinite melodies, humor, tension and relief like no other. This release slowly becomes unforgettable after its first listen -- catchy without being hip, HFS proves through their rhythms, guitars and vocals, that groove has its place among alternative post-pop, that funky tunes and beats can be perfectly connected to everlasting guitar riffs. Purely and simply outstanding. Mastered by Harris Newman (member of Holiday for Strings, mastering Constellation records) and designed by Hans Seeger (Pulseprogramming, Tortoise).