Ah, don't you just miss those days where all you did was goof off? These
guys don't. That's because holiday., a wacky conglomeration of twenty-somethings
who love to rock, seems to be in a perpetual state of immaturity, and
fun is their target. But don't try to tell them that: "It's all
about the Benjamins for this band," insists lead singer and songwriter
Titus DosRemedios, in their only slightly off-kilter presskit bio.
Guitarist Dylan Ryder agrees: "The live show is super-important
I mean, where else can I show off my platinum chains and
iced-out wrists?" While, of course, the bling-bling is where it's
at, these guys are in it for their love of music. holiday. met at the
University of Rhode Island, booking and playing gigs every now and then,
but with no real intention of commitment to the band. Eventually, though,
with the fan base growing and steadily increasing encouragement from
others, the boys decided to dedicate themselves to the band. Their first
album, Words That Rhyme, contains the unique sounds of this rock band,
with a retro feel, and a mellowness that undercurrents every song.
holiday. is currently busy playing various venues, including Northeastern
University and their own University of Rhode Island, and planning a
spring tour. And of course, toilet training their cat, Umi. The band's
fun-loving style and music has attracted a large following, and their
openness to fans is obvious. They post anything and everything on their
site, sometimes even giving a little too much information. But it's
all in the name of fun. Or is it money?
The best way to describe holiday.'s music would be to say soothing
but jolting, retro and modern, oldie-new, and fun seriousness. There's
a constant loveable aspect to the music, that's sure to get it stuck
in your head for days. DosRemedios's voice sounds mature, while still
managing to be predominately punky, and ultimately calming. Songs like,
"Up Late," make feet involuntarily tap and heads bob against
their wills. On the other hand, "Over and Over Again," demands
seriousness without depression, and thoughtfulness without sadness.
Guitar riffs weave in and out of the songs, just enough to make their
presence known, and the backup vocals sound vaguely like the "ooh"s
of Motown bands.
holiday. is all about infectious rhythms, upbeat music, a unique, one-of-a-kind
sound, and, of course, constant hilarity. The band, made up of Titus
DosRemedios on vocals and guitar, Dylan Ryder on guitar and vocals,
Nick Talarico on drums, and Steve Cicchelli on bass and vocals, is not
afraid to just step back and laugh at itself. Want proof? Check out
their site, complete with mp3's, pictures, videos, and anything else
you could possibly want: official
website. Don't forget the flipbooks.