Anna / Kate Band / How To Hold
Album: How To Hold   Collection:General
Artist:Anna / Kate Band   Added:Apr 2018

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-04-13 Pull Date: 2018-06-15
Week Ending: Jun 17 Jun 10 Jun 3 May 27
Airplays: 1 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 17, 2018: Totally A
Let's Run Away
4. Jun 05, 2018: Totally A
Let's Run Away
2. Jun 14, 2018: A Night on the Roof
Interlude To Broken Times
5. May 30, 2018: Hot Probs
Even Over Odd
3. Jun 09, 2018: Music Casserole
Place In The Pines
6. May 24, 2018: Totally A
Let's Run Away

Album Review
The Frog Prince
Reviewed 2018-05-20
“How to Hold” is 6 piece folk pop group Anna/Kate Band's first LP. What really makes this band interesting is the use of duets between the two lead singers, Anna Gothard and Kate Foster, accompanied by your typical folk sound. “Typical folk sound” being your slow paced, sweet songs with a stringed instrument or more rollicking, upbeat tune.

RIYL: Regina Spektor, Heathers, Ingrid Michaelson, Vienna Teng, Mother Falcon
Recommended: 3, 5, 9
FCC Clean

1. I Run With You (5:48) – Vocal with gentle piano builds into an intense orchestral heavy ballad. Last two minutes feel like a dramatic march with the use of drums and vocals.
2. Interlude To Broken Times (1:59) – Spoken track with minor instrumental backing.
3. Place In The Pines (4:53) – Starts with a soft banjo. Picks up with a banjo/drum lead accompanied w/ strings & vocals. End feels slow then hits you w/ a repetitive outro. **
4. Head On Vacation (3:49) – Sounds like a slow, striped down acoustic cover. Twangy.
5. Let's Run Away (4:56) – Typical ukulele start into a warm, sweet upbeat with bright vocals and a fantastic instrumental bit around the 3:30 mark. Fav song of the album. ***
6. Even Over Odd (3:53) – Mid-slow ukulele with a lot of “la la la's” and “da da da's”. It's cute. Easy to imagine this one in an indie romance movie montage scene.
7. Slow Down With Me (4:27) – Feels like a slow dance kinda song. Vocal focus. Gentle and sweet with a couple waves of instrumental.
8. Prelude To A Shipwreck (2:04) – Stripped down to vocals & evokes a sort of emptiness with a direct lead into Track 9. Some barely there float-y instrumental ambiance.
9. Shipwrecked (In My Motel Room) (4:48) – Starts with slow vocals and piano. Picks up with the addition of horns that give it a 40s/50s slow crooner feel. 2/3rds of the way in horns transition into a very slow pre-50's sound (think Over the Garden Wall). ***

Track Listing
1. I Run With You   5. Let's Run Away
2. Interlude To Broken Times   6. Even Over Odd
3. Place In The Pines   7. Slow Down With Me
4. Head On Vacation   8. Prelude To A Shipwreck
  9. Shipwrecked (In My Motel Room)