Holdan,
The TVD First Date

“My first experience with vinyl was when I was about 7 or 8 and I saw that my Mom had a turntable.”

“In movies and on TV I’d seen DJs using turntables to scratch the records, and I asked my Mom if she could pull her record player out, and the minute she put the first record on I started scratching and she completely lost it and was like, “that damages them!”

I was so confused and so she sat me down and taught me how turntables worked and showed me a different way to listen to music with vinyl. We spent the whole day going through so many old gospel records. Then when I was around 13 I bought my first records: Calvin Harris, 18 Months and Mumford and Sons, Babel were among the first few.

My relationship with vinyl has only grown. I’m regularly digging through the $1 bins at record stores and finding the most obscure record they have—it just blows my mind that a song can be lost, and then someone can rediscover it.

I found one record at Amoeba in LA, the album was called Fearless by a band called The Family, and the first song, “Between Blue and Me” is one of the craziest things I’ve ever heard. Afterwards I searched the internet all day trying to find out more about The Family and you can barely find anything—like pretty much nothing at all.

That’s why I love vinyl, just because it creates the opportunity to have an experience like that.”
Holdan

Holdan’s brand new single, “Bright Red” arrives in stores today, June 14.

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