Pretty different. Frontkid Chris Warren put out put out about 100 copies of a solo album a while back, and if you heard him around town sketching those songs alone on guitar and piano, then the new band will make a lot of sense. In DIRTY HOLIDAY, he's split the difference between the sounds of filthy rock bands and introspective song-poets. Warren looks a bit like a cross between Kurt Cobain and Mark Lanegan, and has that kind of voice, too -- weathered, whiskey/smoked, wry, heartbreaking. This song -- taken from their debut album American Vulture -- sounds a little like those guys, a little like the Doors' "People Are Strange," and a little like the song you'd whistle on the last stagecoach out of Deadwood.
LISTEN: Dirty Holiday, "Who's Pulling the Strings" (mp3)