Holidays On Ice – ‘Falling Up’ (Acoustic)
Music Feeds recently caught up with Angie Hart and Dean Manning, who together with Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint are Holidays On Ice. The trio unveiled their third album, The Luxury of Wasted Space — produced and recorded by Manning in his living room on an eight-track reel-to-reel — earlier this month, and while we had them in the room, we just had to get a song.
Angie and Dean were also kind enough to share a few words with us, even explaining the curious title of the new album. “A friend of mine was telling me her mother — an elderly lady — would drive past a vacant block and just sigh and say, ‘Ah, the luxury of wasted space,’” Dean explained to us. “And I thought it was beautiful and agree, we don’t have a lot of open spaces — well, not here in the city anyway — and I thought it summed up the music, because it’s a pretty sparse and minimal record.”
Meanwhile, Angie discussed why the band’s new album doesn’t quite fit the usual third album mould. “I think every time we’ve made an album, my understanding of it with Dean is that that’s the last one we’ll ever make,” Angie said. “So this one came when it was ready. It kind of rejected the third album template a little bit… it happened because it wanted to happen instead of us thinking we had to do a third album.”