Chicks

by Holiday Friends

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about

We began recording this album in the Fall of '09 and finished it in Spring 2012. We'd like to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who has helped, listened to, and supported us over the past three years; this album is for you. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did creating it.

Thanks for listening! (and stay tuned for future material and show dates...)

Lots and lots of love,
Holiday Friends
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"...I have heard many bands attempt to create the same musical style, yet the Holiday Friends are one of few who can do it right. “Chicks” is hands down the best album I have heard in the Moscow-Pullman area.
The broadness of the album is what makes it great. Their style ranges with songs sounding like Animal Collective, Vampire Weekend and Arcade Fire. The best part — Holiday Friends is good at all of it. The variety of song styles throughout the album shows the band is influenced by many different genres.
“Astral Observations” was the first single released and is the most powerful song on the album. The electrical instrument combination creates a mood that perfectly fits the title.
“Trippin’” is also one of my favorite tracks. The track includes an audio sample from a viral news interview with a surfer at Huntington Beach — this is just one example that shows how much fun this band is having. With song titles like "We's All Bats" and "LolJk" you may think this band is a joke at first guess, but after a full listen you will know that they are passionate about their music."
Excerpt from a review of Chicks by Derek Harrison at the Daily Evergreen,
full review can be found here:
dailyevergreen.com/read/Columnist-really-digs-Chicks

"...possibly the most delightful band the region has seen. They are good."
-Pacific Northwest Inlander

"...with raw pop guile cum 60s’, Holiday Friends are well-equipped to tele-music-port you to a higher ground."
-Hip-Fish Monthly

"...checked out Ale Fort, an enormous tented venue set up in a parking lot behind The Linen Building, where we checked out indie rockers The Holiday Friends who had an impressively tight sound. Astoria transplants from northern Idaho town Moscow, the band filled this beer-sampling tent with an attention grabbing pop-rock sound that falls somewhere between Minus The Bear and MGMT."
-BePortland.com

"...The band struck chords to their first song and got crowd members dancing in the concert hall. It featured zany synthesizer sounds that saturated the air and reverberated off the walls in arena-rock fashion. New instruments were pulled out as the show progressed; one song featured a stand-up bass played with a bow, another had a banjo and a third had tribal percussion."
-The Daily Evergreen

"...Perhaps the somewhat thankless nature of the business does make for some musical martyrdom. Amid all that drama, The Holiday Friends are a nice find. The Astoria, Oregon quintet combine great harmonies, thoughtful lyrics, and winning blend of organic and electronic instruments, and, oddly enough, they seem to be having a lot of fun in the process."
-Kris Perdew, The Examiner

"Sounds cool, but when are you going to cover Kenny Rogers?"
-Jesse's dad

Debut full-length album, Chicks, was released in March of 2012, available on CDBaby.com, Amazon, iTunes, Bandcamp and more.

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credits

released 10 March 2012
Produced and recorded by Bart Budwig at Bluebox Studios
(Pullman, WA)
www.bartbudwig.com

WE ARE:

Jesse Wityczak- lead vocals/keyboards/percussion/science
Scott Fagerland- lead vocals/guitar/saxophone/logic
Jon Fagerland- guitar/vocals/percussion/dad
Zack O'Connor- bass/vocals/lead bass/mustache
Jacob Mraz- drums/guitar/psychology
Brian Bovenizer- drums/craft beer

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:

Niki Lee- babe vocals
Bart Budwig- trumpet
Bob Carbaugh- banjo
Alex VanTuyl- slide guitar
Jerry Joiner- additional guitar

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Holiday Friends Astoria, Oregon

Greetings from Astoria, Oregon!
The core members Holiday Friends met while attending college at the University of Idaho in 2008. Last year the band self-released their (nearly-out-of-print) debut ‘Chicks’ and hit the road supporting Blind Pilot. A sophomore effort (recorded at Portland’s Type Foundry and Woodlawn Studios) has just been completed and is being readied for release! ... more

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Track Name: Plastic Planets
magic thoughts
never meant a thing at all
try to get it back 'cause it's not my fault
but problems can be solved
let's paint my walls, these plastic planets revolve

how many times do i have to explain?
how many people must i entertain?
michael, tell me why
i've seen it all, these plastic planets revolve

my dear girl's talkin' weird words
something's clearer in this mirror
now i'm near her, i can hear her
as she's screaming while she's dreaming
of some demon on her ceiling
i don't fear him, so just get back 'cause
you'll never eat my soul
Track Name: Duck, Duck, Goose
all too fond of you
dream a life anew
dream a life with you
it won't turn out this way
it can't turn out this way

i'm not the kind of boy that you just like
its getting harder, harder, harder to love me right
i'm not the kind of girl that you just like,
its getting harder, harder, harder to tag me right

it won't turn out this way
it can't turn out this way

i'll never fall in love, i'll never fall in love with you
i won't fall in love, i won't fall in love with you
i can't fall in love, i can't fall in love with you

it won't turn out this way
it can't turn out this way
it won't turn out this way
we play these silly circle games today

we play out in the garden all day
Track Name: Goodtalks
close those blue eyes, it's a surprise
when you realize i'm casting all my shadow
over you

little secret, gonna keep it
getting somewhere, kissing under blankets
all with you

lighted shadows, on the wall
golden meadows, in the fall

in my bedroom, with our thoughts afloat
i'll be dead soon if we ever leave
watched a fire melting all the snow
you look tired, but don't go to sleep

'cause when we're sober, out here in idaho
we look forward to being out of reach
i'm in love with some girl that i don't know
we ain't nothin', at least not to she
Track Name: Trippin'
i'm going gone
to the other side of the world
where the sun doesn't set, but it rises
going gone

and you, you implore me
to open these closed doors please
i could never have you
going gone

i miss your little laugh and the way you clasp your hands when you're excited
i miss it and i haven't even left yet
and the way you bend your knees when you kneel by the trees when you're on a picnic
i miss it and i haven't even seen it yet

my hopes and my dreams are torn at the seams
when i think of leaving
it's these thoughts that make me wanna stay
'cause you're cutest in the fall
and i know you're gonna call when you remember
that i'm the one who really loves you anyway

i'm gonna get you right, i'm gonna get too high

i would find a bench in the park to sit and feed the wildlife
and mull it all over
listen to the wind through the leaves that speak
softly but surely

the dawn will bring new things
and travel is not for the weary
Track Name: Astral Observations
settle down
i don't mean to doubt your knowledge, but i've been hanging out
with the cool kids at the college, i know what they're about.
and i don't think that there's a future as long as we're around,
mother earth splits at her sutures, but oh...

lately, the world's been actin' up
people runnin' around like they're all crazy
and the moms think it's the drugs their kids are doing now
but i think maybe we've reached the end of time
we found it, we found the finish line

pardon me
i don't mean to sound impatient, but i've found lots of hope
through astral observations in my telescope,
and i think it upsets the neighbors when i look through their yard
and read all their morning papers, but oh...

lately, the world's been actin' up
people runnin' around like they're all crazy
and the moms think it's the drugs their kids are doing now
but i think maybe we've reached the end of time
we found it, we found the finish line

kevin i hope you're right
Track Name: Marzipan Sleeps On The Moon Tonight
take me back to the time when i am young
i like the feelings more when they're new love
it's soothing when you're young, you never felt so warm

let's go back to the road where my house was
i spent seasons doing the things that i loved
i can taste the smell of the wood stove smoke

i'm older now, you're younger still
i'm older now, you're younger still i know
i envy you, you never feel
monotony, it's tedious I know

saying it's time to drip, drip from this life
seep on in to an older day
escapism, or just remembering a way?

and i
i had to know that you would be coming home soon
Track Name: We's All Bats
girly wave at the bookstore
you look much better when you're creepin'
around on the dance floor
i do my thinking when i'm sleepin'

alone in me ol' bed
i start to realize a reason
to know what your ghost said
i can idealize

all that a girl could try
'cause we're all bats and love is blind
the question, of what it is what makes us in love
the answer, it isn't found in me or you
it's at the zoo
Track Name: Abies Amabalis
a river runs through my veins and it doesn't ever stop
throw me on in so I can swim
it's so easy to float in this water

there you go
watch you fall from the stream
the water is warm beneath, blood lines seep
there you go, watch you fall from the stream
the water is warm beneath, and I'm left alone
there you go

drifting in my jacket I am wondering
did the light seep in and whisper "show him"
well the call was bold but the river never let you know

there you go
watch you fall from the stream
the water is warm beneath, bloodlines seep
there you go, watch you fall from the stream
the water is warm beneath, and I'm left alone
there you go

could you stay with me
keep my head on straight
keep the river warm
make this pain go away
not much longer 'til the storm
Track Name: LolJk
kiss and touch, feeling bashful
a bit too much is all i ask for
take some pills, get excited
awake your thrills, you're invited

i don't wanna be the one who talks to her
when she is sleepin' in her room
and i don't wanna be the one who bothers her
when she is dreaming it's so cute

now you've got us lost in some amusement park
vampires creepin' at our shoes
and i don't wanna move 'cause i'm scared of the dark
quit make-believing
yes i know you're asleep and it's all just a dream
but you've gotta wake up cause i feel like watching wall-e

lol
i'm just kidding
i'm just joking
Track Name: Earth Daze
blue pods on earth

this poverty unwillingly brings us all to our knees
it's understood
the state of things is actually not that hard to believe
it's not so good
and as it is there needs to be lots of little treaties
plans to make it better.

so i would say we could sleep a little longer and lay
off these poisons with cryogenic nights and days.

picture little blue pods, peaceful thoughts
we sleep seven earth days
that should be enough time, we wake and we play
our normal routine is the same

then blue sleep again for seven earth days

i see it all now, let seasons go by
in cases like bed suits, there's dust in our eyes
and earth is free now