Ohhhhhkay… this is an emotional one for me.
There are few Canadian bands that I’ve personally known for a long time, and I think it was around 2007 when I met Hollerado as they played a few shows with Said The Whale in Ontario.
These guys are not only genuinely amazing humans, they have always been one of the best live shows to see, have some of the catchiest tunes, and can make a hell of a music video. (I wish the Prism Prize was around for Americanarama!)
Oh, I supposed I should explain that I’m getting nostalgic because Hollerado have announced they’re retiring, have one final album (Retaliation Vacation), one final tour (Vancouver date TBD), and a new song called “One Last Time”.
The video is full of home videos from over the years, and I definitely almost cried. I have so many happy memories with these guys, from shooting photos in little venues at the beginning of it all, to losing my voice after singing Juliette on stage at an after party show in Toronto, and just watching them grow and evolve and kick ass over the years.
I just went looking to see if I could find my “Record In A Bag” but I think it was lost in my Ontario/Vancouver moves, but I found my DEMO IN A BAG! #42 of 1000…
I’m not crying, you’re crying.
“What doesn’t matter?”