Over the course of the past year, The Long Holidays have written, arranged, and recorded (painstakingly hunched over instruments, giving us lifelong back issues) this fine collection of songs. Our eponymous album contains the driving energy, fusion of diverse influences, and fun party atmosphere that we have been bringing to our live shows around Los Angeles. Also, if you scratch and sniff it… nothing will happen. It’s a [digital download], man. What did you expect?
released 26 April 2014
The Long Holidays are Jim Holmquist (Songwriting, Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele), Kevin Engelking (Piano, Vocals, Songwriting), Andy Worshill (Bass, Vocals), Shaun Garnie (Trumpet, Vocals), and John Higgins (Drums, Percussion). John Axtell was the recording engineer at Sunburst Studios and Signalhouse, and lent the baritone guitar played on Gunslinger Gal. Cory Screppel mixed and mastered the thing from under a snow drift in Minnesota. Matthew Mahoney came through at the final buzzer with the cover art.
The Long Holidays wish to give special thanks to Jennifer Sargent, Andrea Tabor Worshill, Stephanie Austin, and Kirsten Lapid for their continued support. No one loves Kevin.
The Long Holidays are a story-telling, whiskey-drinking, party-loving rock band based in Los Angeles. Their mixture of high-
energy antics, character-driven songs, and copious, but responsible, doses of alcohol has made them one of "the best bands to see with a drink in your hand."...more