Something I haven't been doing for a while that I said I was going to try to do more is focus on old records – good ones, of course – so I'm going to actually start doing that more, starting now.
Roseville, California's Holiday Flyer
were formed around 1993 by siblings John and Katie Conley and they remained a duo until their second LP, The Rainbow Confection
. While I love their other records, my favorite thing they ever did still remains their first single, "Snowballing." It was released in 1994 on Fingerpaint Records, before their move to Silver Girl Records, and finally, Darla. It is my personal opinion that there is no finer record for falling asleep to than "Snowballing" and I'm thinking you might feel the same after you here it. John and Katie create something similar to the, um, softness, of The Softies, but with a certain warmth – mostly due to the hum of organ and keys – that you can't quite get from Rose and Jen, though the vocal harmonies are just as disarming. The late zine Caught In Flux
once said of Holiday Flyer, "[they're] comforting like a cup of hot chocolate...on a drizzly weekend morning." Indeed. That particular description could be no less perfect if I said myself. If you have a heart, get this, and it will feel better.[ZIP]: Holiday Flyer :: Snowballing 7" [Fingerpaint, 1994]
B1. Roll Those Eyes Over Here
B2. Her Star
Have a lovely, rainy Monday!
Labels: Fingerpaint Records, Holiday Flyer, Singles