Based in Austin, TX, Holiday Mountain is a dynamic, future-thug duo that blends world music with pop songwriting to create a sound that is uniquely their own. The band skillfully mixes unconventional melodies with danceable grooves and beats that are only enhanced by vocalist and keyboardist, Laura Patino’s wild, yet ethereal vocals. But it’s in their performance where Holiday Mountain shines brightest; it’s a vibrant celebration of individuality, movement, sweat, and glitter.
The band independently released their debut LP, Become Who You Are, in 2012 at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and have since garnered comparisons to Major Lazer, M.I.A., and Die Antwoord. The album has received rave reviews by Performer Magazine and music blogs such as FoundWaves and Pacific Coast Blog. They have officially showcased at SXSW 2013 and were represented as “up and coming talent” by Berklee College of Music. an Austin based Producer, Mixer, and Songwriter. Holiday Mountain has been working hard on putting the finishing touches on their full-length sophomore album, You Be You with the help of Austin-based producer, CJ Eiriksson. Eiriksson is a Grammy nominated producer who has worked with U2, Matchbox Twenty, Jack’s Mannequin, Hanson, LIVE, Incubus, and many more. He does phenomenal work with some of today’s top artists, but he is equally passionate about working with local Austin artists like Zeale and Max Frost which is why you can expect Holiday Mountain’s upcoming release will be taking their psych-dub sound to a whole new level and keep your bodies moving.
“Unconventional in all the right ways,” Holiday Mountain is definitely a band on the rise to keep your eyes and ears on.
NPR – “Resistance is Futile”
SPIN – “Their atomic live set will render you breathless”