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The idea behind The Holstered was a couple of rock and roll guy’s love of ‘70s inspired rock. The catchy hooks, retro guitar lines, cool vintage gear, and a “lets do what we do, and "F" it attitude."
The band wears their influences on their sleeve; you’ll hear familiar licks, their love of lo-fi production, and plenty of audio attitude for the unsuspecting listener.
Formed in 2011, the band consists of Divo Garcia, bass and vocals, Jorge Hernandez, guitar and vocals and Mark Cabrales, drums and vocals. All three members have an impressive history of prior rock and roll bands that have provided the foundation for what is The Holstered, no need to brag. (OK...The Coma-Tones, Rock City Angels, F, Amazing Grace, Nuclear Valdez, Los Diablos, The Masons)
The bands first EP was reminiscent of catchy material with a nod of unapologetic worship to old school rock and roll reminiscent of The Stooges, Sweet, The Cars, The Stones, Cheap Trick, and the Velvet Underground. One reviewer stated; I’m impressed mainly by the tone and ballsy approach Holstered took with their self-titled record, and would certainly recommend this album to my readers.
On their follow-up EP, Go-Go Juice, available next month, the band has embraced lush reverb sounds, thick drums, lo-fi garage soul with fuzzy solos. And all with elements steeped in pop sensibilities again.
Go get your Go-Go Juice!