Cold Specks – Holland

Cold Specks is my new favorite thing happening in Toronto (well I say that all the time because there’s so much great music constantly being brought to my attention here every day, but really). There was some buzz around 23 year old Al Spx last year when Arts and Crafts signed her and she landed the opening spot for the St Vincent Toronto show, but I had to miss out on that because of work.

Having just witnessed her first headlining set at the Music Gallery for Canadian Music Week (show review to come soon), I am floored by her. She has the strongest female vocals happening in this city by a mile, and to be that young and have the ability to write at the level of the fantastic influences she sites (Bill Callahan and the Lomax Field Recordings) is unbelievable.

This video for Holland is perfection.

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