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Lightweight Holiday

Lightweight Holiday: Lightweight HolidayLightweight Holiday (2003)
Porterhouse

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: NoUseNoUse
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First off: These kids from Cincinnati, Ohio are signed to Porterhouse Records, and are currently touring the country, and playing with the likes of Armor For Sleep, Mae, and even making two official Warped Tour appearances. It is no suprise then that this record just plain feels big; professional pa.
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First off: These kids from Cincinnati, Ohio are signed to Porterhouse Records, and are currently touring the country, and playing with the likes of Armor For Sleep, Mae, and even making two official Warped Tour appearances. It is no suprise then that this record just plain feels big; professional packaging, professional recordings, and a professional, unique style, all have Lightweight Holiday squared away to become the next big thing out of the Queen City.

Hey, the music ain't bad either... once you give it a chance.

At first i didn't get the music at all: but..... I listened to it five times in five days, and now I just can't stop. So I decided that all 12 tracks on the Cincinnati, Ohio four-piece's debut album are stellar, and there is not a stinker in the whole bunch, which is an oddity in today's mediocre at best music industry.

"Goodnight and Goodbye" opens the album, and right away Lightweight Holiday's songwriting abilities are on display. It is a catchy tune, with guitar hooks reminiscient of 70's retro rock.

"Please" reeks of The Holiday's retro influences. Blended perfectly with pop vocals and harmonies galore, this track is one that you will be singing all day long.

"The Prize" closes the album in fitting fashion; it is a mellow tune that features an acoustic guitar, and harmonica, which slowly coax the listener to sleep. It is a track that could hold its own against any slow indie rock ballad. Justin's songwriting really stands out, which is promising considering Andy Gabbard, who wrote most of the Lightweight Holiday songs recently left the band.

The bottom line is that Lightweight Holiday managed to put together 12 standout tracks. You will be hearing a lot about these kids in the future.

 

 
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Anonymous (November 11, 2003)

Thanks!

maverick (October 13, 2003)

NoUse-

I fixed the rating for you. Just lettin' ya know.

-Scott

Anonymous (October 11, 2003)

FRESH! Not the same old, same old. Since Andy "left" the band is doing great! They actually get along and have some laughs now. Just got signed to a Mountain Dew AMP contract (one of only like 10 bands). Too bad they don't get more local support.

Anonymous (October 11, 2003)

i hate that kids band.
lightweight holiday sucks my asshole.

NoUse (October 9, 2003)

doubtful

Anonymous (October 7, 2003)

tape it and put it on the web

NoUse (October 7, 2003)

The TV show...

Anonymous (October 7, 2003)

Tape?

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com/
(huh???)

NoUse (October 6, 2003)

Oops.. I'm not sure if I gave the cd 10 stars on www.cincypunk.com -- Maybe I forgot to give it 4 when I turned the review in to punknews.org

You were at the Tsunami Bomb show?? So was I... I have about 40 pictures from that night if you want to look at them- they are online somewhere.. I'll find the address.

Very impressive performance that night- by all the bands.

The Deceiving Ralph Tv Show is on Kentucky Cable Access like at Midnite or so every Friday and Saturday night.... They have one variety/comedy show and another show dedicated to music videos and band interviews...

If you live in Ohio, maybe I could tape it for you.

www.cincypunk.com
AIM: NoUseBoy

8dollarclarinetsolo (October 6, 2003)

is there any way that i can see that, i bet it would be great...

i saw these guys with tsunami bomb and they really were pretty good for what they do

but i dunno 10 stars??

NoUse (October 6, 2003)

Ever watch the Deceiving Ralph tv show??? Pretty funny stuff... sometimes.

Anonymous (October 6, 2003)

i'm moving to cincinatti, and putting out a cd, JUST so NoUse will review it.

Anonymous (October 6, 2003)

MOTHER FUCKER another Cincy band

good god this site is giving us way too much respect

they should do a review of a decieving ralph show

when i saw them with the methadones the lead singer came out in a suitish looking thing with devil horns on, and stripped down to his underwear by the end

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