HOLIDAY BAND: Memory Map: CD

The first thing that came to mind was “Geggy Tah,” an assessment I immediately dismissed, but have now grudgingly gone back to. While they don’t really sound anything like them and don’t have the same bouncy quality in their songs, the eclectic quality of Holiday Band’s approach to indie rock—melding dissonance with multi-part harmonies ‘n’ such and not afraid to bypass the usual conventions of the genre on occasion—keeps bringing that old alt-rock band to mind. Can’t really say they totally won me over, or that this is really in the ballpark of something I’d listen to with any regularity, but I definitely appreciate their efforts to do things a bit differently, and at this moment it worked for me on some level.

 –jimmy (Joyful Noise)