- Artist: Holiday and the Adventure Pop Collective
- Format: CD
- Release Date:7/1/2003
The Holiday and the Adventure Pop Collective sound, described as 'American roots takes a right turn into eclecticism powered by melody and optimism', stretches the boundaries of popular music with their unique rock noir. With their debut self-produced album, 'GOOD (adventures in extreme optimism, vol. 1)', and three EP's all released in 2003, their countrified pop sound draws from a myriad of influences. First, incorporate vocal harmonies of Crosby, Stills and Nash and Jimmie Dale Gilmore with new American roots sound of Gillian Welch and Ryan Adams. Then add Beatles, The The and Keith Jarrett-influenced arrangements (using piano, strings, horns and an occasional accordion). Finally, throw in k.d. lang-meets-Thom Yorke vocals and you arrive at their refreshingly-new, bright, melodic, song-driven, countrified pop sound. Live performances draw upon The Collective's passionate energy. Their unrelenting pursuit of a dream is contagious. Derric and Louis' voices often sound as though they are one; or as brothers who've been singing together since childhood. Paul Baucume of SP Entertainment says, 'seeing them perform live, it is evident that Louis and Derric know each other as if they are in the same body at times. They smoothly switch instruments with each other on various songs without losing the flow of the performance. This is not a band that a major label would jump on, but better, this is a band that is a definite crowd pleaser.' The Collective provides listener-tourists with a soundtrack guide through their adventures into extreme optimism. The chosen path demonstrates The Collective's understanding and regard for taking risks. They pay tribute to risk-takers. To think, to feel, to dream, to aspire, to take action-according to the collective, these maverick cowboys are true rock stars. Holiday and the Adventure Pop Collective have captured the ears of several CMJ reporting College and Top 40 radio program directors around the nation with their new single 'Annie Anymore' from their EP, 'Start All Over Again.' TV appearances include performing live on 'The Weekend Morning Show' on KUSI Channel 9, San Diego. The Collective was recently selected as an 'Extra Special Good' act in San Diego CityBeat magazine's 'Locals Only' issue (Issue #85 - 3-31-04). North One Television Ltd. Has licensed their song 'Evel Knievel Can Fly' for use in a documentary about Evel Knievel for transmission in the UK. Derric and Louis have made guest appearances on recordings from LOUIS XIV, Alex Woodard, Nathan Hubbard and the Skeleton Key Orchestra, and multi-instrumentalist Evan Calbi. Based in San Diego, California, The Collective regularly performs in top venues in San Diego and Los Angeles and continues to record and write songs while building an international audience.