Here are a couple pictures from an epic gig last night at Angel City Brewery in Downtown L.A. It was the first time we've added Olivia on violin for One Part Whiskey, and Gunslinger Gal. It was also the first time I ever heard the phrase spoken "OK! Brewery tour over!". Thanks Tara for inviting us to play your birthday. Thanks everyone who hung out with us afterward, And if any of you were one of the unfortunate people who said something like "I could watch you guys for hours", you're now obligated to come see us play three sets on October 19th at Joxer Daly's. Yes. We're counting that as a verbal contract.
Our next show will be on Saturday September 14th at K York Studio in Highland Park. The entire event is an exhibition of the work of photographer, and friend of the band, Allison Achauer. We will be sharing the stage with the much-loved band Artichoke. Show starts at 8pm. It's free, and all ages.
The Long Holidays have been getting some pretty cool opportunities lately due to our recording work at Sunburst Studios with Hello The Future, as well as our own album. During the last two weeks we helped arrange and record a track for Nevin Millan, an actor and singer-songwriter in the L.A. area. Nevin is cast as the romantic male-lead for an Indian produced romantic comedy called "Tie The Knot". He plays a bar-tender and musician, who at points in the film takes the stage to play a song called "I'll Follow The Way". It's a slow burning funky number, with some blaring synths, and bongo drumming.
Tara Ried costars, so all we have to do to is a pick up sessions for Rachel Leigh Cook and Rosario Dawson, and we can scratch "collab with Josie and the Pussycats" off of our bucket list.
So are The Long Holidays the MG Sound, the Wreaking Crew, of Culver City? You decide!
The Long Holidays tried something pretty interesting lately. We collaborated with an outside singer-songwriter, Nicole Dieker (aka Hello the Future). We were tasked with arranging solo acoustic songs for a full electric band, as well as honoring Nicole's vision of an album made up of her stories. She explored personal narratives, and we elevated her material to have the special texture and richness that only comes from having a band. Everyone involved: Nicole, TLHs, John Axtell, and Sunburst Studios, all did a great job. We wish Nicole all the best on her move to PAX, and look forward to more recording projects at Sunburst studios. Have a listen. It's spontaneous, honest, and a bit geeky.
We played a release party at the Talking Stick at Santa Monica (which moved in recent years). They have a great big stage and plenty of house equipment. We may have to pay them another visit one of these days. Here's us playing the breakup song of Giant Robot Album, Paper Cranes.
In this video The Long Holidays first do our best to cover Elvis Costello's High Fidelity, then Andy tries to wish a stranger a happy 21st birthday. Deal out that crowd justice Andy!
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