"The Curse of Sunshine" CDEP
Genres: indie pop,
I have a soft spot for bands from Toronto on account of it being my
hometown and all, and Brad Davis' Lake Holiday project
is not an entirely new name for me. Known for pristine, home-brewed
indie pop, these folks play music fun and unassuming, cooperating with the
listening mind by way of simple melody and a total lack of pretension.
Melodically, this is decent if a little inoffensive - I'd prefer an
opener like "In Whispers" to have more of an edge than a doodly piano
bit, especially with the eager guitars hinting at something a bit less
conservative. Softy "Don't Stay Forever" and folky "Helen" further rub
in this theme of light sensibility, though "On My Mind" punches things
up a bit, sounding something like a less energetic take on Ash.
So The Curse of Sunshine may exhibit a lack of spunk, but that
isn't to say it's lifeless. File under inoffensive but joyful indie
Fun Fact: Only at Lake
Holiday Camping Resort can you find peace and relaxation as easily as
fun and games. Here, we have everything you need for the perfect
vacation: if you want the action of the city, Chicago is just 60 miles
away; but, if you’re looking to get away from it all, here at Lake
Holiday Camping Resort, all you’ll see is the blue sky above and the
greenness of nature all around . . .
www.lakeholidaycamp.com ... sounds lovely!
[Vitals: 12 tracks, 38:53,