Listen to three terrific new songs from Young Holidays
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A lot has changed for 22-year-old one-man-band Max Holiday since he was handing out copies of his Young Holidays EP to strangers on the street. Thanks to a boatload of glowing press—and, of course, a boatload of terrific songs—Holiday and his live band have found themselves fixtures of the Milwaukee club scene, pumping out bright, hook-filled garage pop nearly every weekend. A full-length Young Holidays album is still on the horizon (hopefully), but a new three-song EP should hold over fans nicely.
Holiday’s Rose Gold EP contains more electronic flourishes than his self-titled debut, giving his songs a frizzed-out, technicolor punch. That approach especially pays off on the EP’s triumphant title track, which may be the best song Holiday has written and recorded yet.