If you live in a region with Cox cable, well, I’m sorry. But you’ve probably seen a commercial for the cable company that features music from Her Space Holiday (aka Marc Bianchi, who is a pretty big De La Soul fan). The track for that ad is Sleepy Tigers, one of the many pleasantly catchy tunes on his fifth album, XOXO, Panda and the New Kid Revival, released in October on Mush Records.
XOXO was my introduction to Bianchi’s bedroom project, so I couldn’t tell you if his previous albums/EPs resemble his work here. But I love the whimsical pop and how it masks some of the more sobering lyrics, like on the standout No More Good Ideas: “Let’s be honest, lets be truthful / we’re a train wreck and this is not new.”
The aforementioned Cox Communications video below: