After their stunning sophomore release, The Way I fell In, which presented a band that simultaneously delivered masterfully infectious pop-piano jams and haunting mellow ballads, the group sort of dropped off the continent for a while. Sure, there were a string of Euro-runs here and there, small shows in small venues across ocean, but for the fans back home, all was quiet on the western front. Until, that is, a few weeks ago when the band returned from their silent slumber to announce a headline show in New York's very own Webster Hall.
Along with the new show news came word of a brand new track that the group was in the studio laying down, a track that would be made available for download to all who pre-ordered tickets to the event. Fortunately, for those that can't make it to the single show date in New York, Absolutepunk.net has hooked up the internet with an exclusive premiere of the new track, the Catcher in the Rye-inspired Holden. The song is about as minimalist and somber as the group's music comes, entering with sunny acoustic strumming before the accompaniment of co-lead vocalist Jessica Leplon joins in to open the track. As the song flows on, vocalist Justin Wiley accompanies Leplon's more reserved, but no less beautiful, vocal cooes, and guitarist Rob McCurdy even steps into the spotlight to highlight a verse of his own. All in all, the track is ripe for the season: slow and cheery in sound, yet somber in lyricism.