Holiday Ghosts - Slipstream

Song of the Day
Hosted by Kevin Cole
Today's song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "Slipstream" by Holiday Ghosts, from the 2019 album West Bay Playroom on PNKSLM Recordings.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON
PHOTO BY Johnny Griffiths

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.

 

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