New Video: Introducing the Surreal Visuals and Club-Banging Sounds of Austin, TX’s Holiday Mountain

Comprised of Laura Patiño (vocals, keys) and Zander Kagle (drums, production), Austin, TX-based electronic music duo Holiday Mountain have received attention for an unconventional, futuristic genre-meshing sound that possesses elements of hip-hop, electronic music, reggae, dub and cumbia to craft a sound that bears a a subtle resemblance to nu-cumbia pioneer El Dusty while being influenced by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday Major Lazer, Die Antwoord and Peaches; but with an absurdist bent — and as a result the duo have quickly seen attention from nationally recognized outlets including NPR, who described their sound as an irresistible force of nature with the release of ““Cómo Te Llamas?” and “Bump That Bass,” the first two singles off the duo’s full-length debut, SHIA.

The album’s latest single “Coffee and Weed” is a trap house-leaning club banger consisting of sparse, twinkling synths, stuttering drum programming and pairs it with Patiño’s swaggering yet mischievous flow about being lazy and bullshitting with some coffee and weed after presumably partying your face off, along with a chopped and screwed vocal sample and wobbling low end to craft a song that’s both ridiculously and ironically post-modern while being a slow-burning club banger.


The recently released video manages to be simultaneously surreal and sensual as it features the duo hanging out in outdoor tubs — Kagle looks like a luchador while Patiño is in a neon green two piece bathing suit, strutting, vamping, twerking and swaggering through the video.