Steady Holiday is Dre Babinski. Just over a year ago you could find her playing in bands around LA, opening for Fitz and the Tantrums and Fun., and making a record with some friends from Dr. Dog. She enjoyed the sidewoman life, but longed for an outlet of her own, writing and recording in secret, developing a body of work about hidden desire itself.
Her first single as Steady Holiday “Your Version of Me” was released to immediate praise, garnering 200,000+ streams in a few weeks and catching the attention of Coachella founder Paul Tollett, who added the band to the 2016 festival, where they were a breakout hit. Her debut LP Under the Influence (Infinite Best) was released in June to glowing praise and a monthlong residency at The Satellite in LA, with audiences and press coverage increasing each week. In September, Steady Holiday opened for Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the Santa Monica Pier; in October she toured with Islands; in November she headlined the Bootleg; in the spring of 2017 she’ll open for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Mitski. LA Weekly just named her the city’s Best Solo Artist.
In the wake of the 2016 election Dre wrote and recorded three new songs, each dealing with our new reality in different ways, collected now in the Terror EP. A gorgeous remix and a home recording of a new, hopeful song round it out and light the way forward. Featuring Josh Adams (Jenny Lewis) and produced by Gus Seyffert (The Black Keys, Beck), the Terror EP will be released by Infinite Best (Mr Twin Sister, Islands) on April 7th digitally and on CD, the latter combined with her debut LP Under the Influence, appearing on CD for the first time.
“Both fresh and like it’s been around for a hundred years, a standard from a different world” – Stereogum
“Could be described as a feminine reinterpretation of post-2010 James Bond” – Flaunt
“Equal parts Cat Power, Portishead and Tame Impala” – All Things Go
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