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"It's okay to be who you are, dance hard even when everyone is looking at you, and fuck the haters," exclaimed Holiday Mountain's 23 year old front woman Laura Patino to a packed club during SXSW 2014. Those words perfectly encompass the energy that radiates from the Austin, TX based psych-dub trio. Holiday Mountain is a vibrant celebration of individuality, movement, sweat, glitter, and community.

Patino formed the group in 2011 while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston with fellow alumnus bassist/synth player Bradley Will and drummer Zander Kagle. Brought together by a common desire to push musical boundaries, they skillfully mix unconventional melodies with danceable grooves and beats that are only enhanced by Patino's wild yet ethereal vocals.

For the forth coming You Be You Holiday Mountain collaborated with Grammy nominated producer CJ Eiriksson to help blend genres and create a completely unique sound. "We wanted to make a record that doesn't sound like anything we've ever heard before" says Patino "Unconventional in all the right ways."

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