Holiday Mountain Shares Love of "Coffee & Weed" w/ Snoop Dogg's Merry Jane


Shares Love of "Coffee & Weed"
with Snoop Dogg's Merry Jane

“Fronted by singer Laura Patiño and drummer Zander Kagle, Holiday Mountain makes funk-styled futuristic grime beats that are contagiously righteous.” – Merry Jane

“It’s a slice of absurdist neon-drenched pop” - Stereogum

Watch + Share “Coffee & Weed” Here

In advance of their debut album release, Holiday Mountain premieres their electro-drone ode to “Coffee & Weed,” along with hazy accompanying visuals, via Snoop Dogg’s new cannabis lifestyle platform, Merry Jane. In contrast to their previous neon-absurdist-take-no-prisoners approach in “Cómo Te Llamas?” and “Bump That Bass,” “Coffee & Weed” is a step back from the party, showing every queen needs a recovery break. The track can be found on Holiday Mountain’s debut LP SHIA, out August 12.

Holiday Mountain is an electronic music duo founded by Mexican-American songwriter/keyboardist Laura Patiño and drummer/producer Zander Kagle. The two met in Boston while attending Berklee College of Music and together found a genre-expanding sound, fusing together their affinity for pop, hip-hop, and electronic music. The result is a force so strong that when describing their sound, NPR exclaimed, "resistance is futile."

The Austin-based duo of Patiño and Kagle combine hip-hop, electronic, reggae, dub, and Cumbia to create their own genre of heavy futuristic dance. Patiño cites surprising influences, such as Billie Holiday and Amy Winehouse, that, along with the visuals and Kagle’s production, manifest itself as art in the leagues of Major Lazer, Die Antwoord, and PeachesSHIA is a balanced mix of freaky club bangers with a touch of vulnerability and sweetness. Says the band, “For us, SHIA signifies the end of compromise and the end of fearing what others will think or do when you become exactly who you want to be. SHIA is realization with a fuck-everything-else attitude.”

Holiday Mountain has also announced a month-long residency at NYC’s Berlin, startingSeptember 28. You can get a feel for the live show experience here, and pre-order SHIAvia iTunes. In the meantime, relax and take a break with “Coffee & Weed.”

Watch “Coffee & Weed” Here