10/14/2016

Steady Holiday Named LA Weekly's Best Solo Artist of 2016

Steady Holiday Named LA Weekly's Best Solo Artist of 2016
Headlining The Bootleg in Los Angeles on November 15
On Tour This Month With Islands 
Debut Album Under The Influence out now via Infinite Best Recordings
"Under The Influence is a film score reinvented; it contains the movie's troubled mood and themes, turning them into a slinky ode to instability and imperfection. - The Fader
"A feminine reinterpretation of post-2010 James Bond in post-coital, xanax infused mysterio-interim." - Flaunt Magazine

“Both fresh and like it’s been around for a hundred years, a standard from a different world.” - Stereogum

"Babinski plays violin and guitar on compositions that are often elegant and fully realized, akin to the early work of St. Vincent." - LA Weekly

"Over a dark and loping country rhythm, Babinski skates her vocals with a delicate grace, the brittle timbre of her voice recalling both Björk and The Cardigans’ Nina Persson." - FLOOD

Steady Holiday has a announced a hometown headling show on November 15 at The Bootleg in Los Angeles. Tickets for the show are available now. Steady Holiday is touring in support their critically acclaimed album Under The Influence, out now via Infinite Best Recordings(Mr Twin Sister, Islands). The November show marks the one year annivesary of the project, which was just named LA Weekly's Best Solo Artist of 2016 and Consequence Of Sound featured the band as one of Five Rising LA Artists You Need to Hear. The LA show will follow up an October tour with Islands. All upcoming tour dates are listed below. 

Steady Holiday is Dre Babinski. Until recently you could find her playing in bands around L.A., opening for Fitz and the Tantrums and Fun., and making a record with some friends from Dr. Dog. She enjoyed the side-woman life, but longed for an outlet of her own, writing and recording in secret, developing a body of work about hidden desire itself. Under the Influence is her coming out party. The album features Josh Adams (Jenny Lewis) and was produced by Gus Seyffert (The Black Keys, Beck).
The record’s first single “Your Version of Me” came out of nowhere to immediate praise, garnering 200,000+ streams, and catching the attention of Coachella founder Paul Tollett, who added the band to the 2016 festival, where they were a breakout hit. A residency at The Satellite in LA followed; audiences and press coverage increased each week. In September, Steady Holiday opened for Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the Santa Monica Pier and will head out on the road later this month with Islands.
Under The Influence's seductive "Open Water" follows earlier album cuts "No Matter" and "When I See Color," the former is a slow-burning fuse, snaking its way "deeper down the path" before realizing "there’s no rush to end when the cycles repeat." The latter is playful but melancholy, nodding towards Nilsson by way of Father John Misty, asking "do you ever put something on a list just to check it off?" and disintegrating in a swirl of minor key bass and violins played by Dre herself.
Steady Holiday Tour Dates 
10.19 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West %10.20 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt %10.21 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse %10.22 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery %10.23 Wilmington, DE @ Arden Gild Hall %10.25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe %10.26 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop % 10.27 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi % 10.28 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room %10.29 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater % 10.31 Salt Lake City @ Urban Lounge %
11.15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg
% with Islands

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