Her Space Holiday
Sleepy Tigers / Mush / BUY
Following an artist’s career can sometimes be boring and unfortunately predictable. There are few artists who make a conscious effort to completely change artistic perspective regularly, and even fewer who completely change the mode in which they emote their message. Marc Bianchi (AKA Her Space Holiday) would have you believe he is not one of those forward thinking artists, but don’t be fooled. From his days as a mainstay on the California Hardcore scene (with bands such as Mohinder and Indian Summer) to his days as label head (for the now defunct Audio Information Phenomena), HSH has rarely been able to contain his love for change. Nothing (besides everything) has changed on his latest offering, the 4 track Sleepy Tigers EP, which is a great sneak peek into his upcoming full-length due out this fall entitled XOXO Panda And The New Revival Kid (both will be available through Mush Records).
While some of the vibes might seem slightly familiar, HSH ditches any hint of electronica, embraces the guitar and focuses hard on folky songwriting and lyrics. Clocking in at just under 15 minutes, these 4 tracks are more playful than anything he’s done before (standout lyrics include “Here we are, face to face / I guess now is the time and the place / To let you know i got a thing for you / Apparently, your boyfriend does too / And on that note, i’ll bid you both adieu.”), but the underlying tones and wry lyrics are just as melancholy and introspective as core fans come to expect.
So while we unfortunately still have to wait a couple months to sink our teeth into a new full length release, we can rest easy in the fact that HSH is changing dramatically, but somehow remaining more familiar than ever.