‘The holdout’ is a power trio from Portland, Oregon, with punk rock routes that haven’t dulled with age. Won’t Be Leaving Here Today is their second release and was primarily written in 2020. Discover ‘High High Fiving’ the 5th February in Formula Indie
It speaks to the dismay, hope, loss, and love that comes from watching the world go up in flames. Recording was delayed first by lingering effects of the wildfires and then a second time by the worst ice/snow storm in Portland’s history. The delays, anticipation, and beautiful forest setting at Supernatural Sound, with ice still lingering on downed trees, created the perfect atmosphere for the band to hole up and crank out the album in 4 days. Robert Bartleson of Haywire Recording engineered, mixed and mastered the record.