Holiday Flyer - I Hope

Darla
(DRL119-1: 708527011911/DRL119-2: 708527011928)




LP limited to 500.

Brother and sister Katie & John Conley, who started Holiday Flyer in 1993, have teamed up with longtime friends Verna Brock (California Oranges, Beanpole, Rocketship), drummer Jim Rivas (Rocketship) and bassist Mike Yoas (from HF's last record, 1998’s You Make Us Go). The result is Holiday Flyer with a solid, full band sound. Katie sings lead on eight of ten of her brother's newly written songs and boy, that girl could sing in church!


Holiday Flyer show signs of maturity and confidence here with their trademark bittersweet pop sound. They paint those rich, colorful landscapes of desire, romance, of love lost & found that only John & Katie can. We tease John that he's creating the new "California sound" (70s MOR for you kids) though his songwriting is truly the best. The instrumentation? HF combine clean & clear, chiming electric guitars that often sing themselves and sometimes grind in fast forward. There's uplifting, almost spiritual organ and a piano that tells the rest of each story in song. All songs are punctuated by Jim’s steady, often driving drums. Occasionally, the songs are accented with acoustic guitars.

These 10 new songs are a California pot pourri of 10,000 Maniacs, Carole King, Dionne Warwick, Club 8, The Mamas & Papas and Everything But The Girl.

I Hope was produced by Larry Crane (Go-Betweens, Pavement, Elliott Smith, Sleater-Kinney). Holiday Flyer have made the record they've always wanted to make. It's the one us fans have always dreamed they'd make for us.

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