UK quartet Holiday Ghosts released their spirited sophomore record West Bay Playroom last month via PNKSLM Recordings. The name comes from the place where the album was recorded – the playroom of frontman Sam Stacpoole’s childhood home – but also conveys the playfulness of the songs on the record.
Our Song of the Day, “Slipstream,” is a surfy slacker bop, with Stacpoole’s vocals switching from the lackadaisical talk-singing similar to that of the Velvet Underground (who they frequently get compared to) to the ebullient weirdo pop of Talking Heads. The song comes with a video focused on a buttoned-up rollerblader skating and swerving down a seaside boardwalk.
West Bay Playroom follows 2017’s self-titled debut. Watch the video for “Slipstream” below.
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by DJ Kevin Cole, is "Four of Five" by Khruangbin from the 2019 album Hasta El Cielo on Dead Oceans.
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by DJ Kevin Cole, is "i'll die anyway." by girl in red from the self-released 2019 EP Chapter 2.
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by DJ Cheryl Waters, is "Fruit" by The Berries from the 2019 album Berryland on Run For Cover Records.