Leslie Schott and Andrew Valenti first met during a lunar eclipse at Martha's Vineyard when Schott visited the record store where Valenti was working at the time. Finding that they possessed compatible musical creativities, they began to create entire worlds through a host of different mediums, from photos to music to short films. Under the moniker of Holy Golden, they developed a sound inspired by classic dream pop bands and employing a lo-fi garage rock tenacity.
They released their first record, "Wax Castle," in 2017, which was followed by an EP, "The Licking River," later that year. Their most recent release, "Otherworld," was shared in February of this year and was produced by Steve Rizzo (Belly, Kristen Hirsch). The band has recently announced plans for a new EP called "Sleepwalkers of The Milky Way," which is set to come out in October via Wallflower Records.
For the video to new single, "Lost Island," the band brought their dreamy, ethereal movements to Cape Cod -- and in particular, they spend time sauntering and exploring a collection of red cottages called "Pleasant Forest Shores," which were built by hand in 1949 by a family of Swedish immigrants. Working with director Madelynn De La Rosa, the band set out to build a suitable nostalgia for their haunting sound. Echoing guitars play off of twangy vocals and fashion themselves into a gauzy and filtered atmosphere where our own memories and experiences are called into question. A bit caustic, but also a call-to-arms, the track implores people to act in the face of recrimination and consequence, to allow themselves the freedom to act upon intimate impulses and desires. Both the song and video speak to the nature of human connection and how it can irrevocably alter our perspective and direction.