Firefly Pointer Fiberglass Jacket: Bands I am listening to: Holly Golightly

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Bands I am listening to: Holly Golightly

 If someone could go back in time to show little Becca a portable mp3 player and Pandora, I think my head would have exploded. I may be old school, but I am pretty into whatever technological advances come out...mostly if they have to do with music. Pandora really changed my life by exposing me to new music. One evening on Pandora came on an artist whose voice instantly intrigued me. It was dark, whiny and almost monotone with an essence of girl garage rock. The song I heard was "Now" (which I can't find on YouTube) but was able to buy from iTunes. It's this creepy, piano driven tune with her haunting vocals. This is no Regina Spektor, or Bjork, or Tori Amos. This is something with a lot of attitude. I looked into the band after finding that song and discovered Holly Golightly has been around since the early 90's. She's a good example of indie rock music that I like. Just listen to two of these good examples of her tunes, you'll see what I mean!

 From Holly started her musical career as a co-founder member of all girl garage band Thee Headcoatees, who were Thee Headcoats splinter group in 1991. Holly made her first solo album, The Good Things, in 1995. 
 Although often connected with garage rock, Holly's music is more a mixture of pre-rock electric country blues, folk and less frantic rock & roll. It brings to mind a bourbon soaked honky-tonk bar, evenings on a dusty front porch with your faithful hound, cracked hearts and foot stomping good times. She creates a world all of her own, one that's warm hearted, true to it's roots and not swayed by fads and fashions.

 Since her debut in 1995, Holly has released 14 long play solo records and umpteen singles  for a wide variety of labels and has toured America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe regularly.  

Holly gets bonus points for having a unique style, awesome album covers and most importantly...solid music!

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