is a power pop
band from Atlanta, Georgia
that formed in 2004
. The band is composed of former members of other local bands, including Standard Grade, Burn You Beautiful, and Week Proposal. In 2005, Counterfeit Holiday began work on their debut E.P., entitled Take Two and Call Us in the Morning
, and it was subsequently released in mid-2006
on both CD
as well as on iTunes
to much critical acclaim.
In 2006, Counterfeit Holiday began working on a follow-up to their debut release, Take Two and Call Us in the Morning, with various releases originally scheduled throughout late 2006 and early 2007. However, recording ceased before any of the tracks were finished, and the band is currently on hiatus.
Each member, current or otherwise, of Counterfeit Holiday has adopted a persona
, which they use as a way of independently identifying each member's unique style. For example, Cole Holiday is known as "The Wailing Swooner," which he derives from two different vocal techniques that he employs (among others): wailing
. Chance Holiday is known as "Chance the Christian," which originated from a joke regarding his previous religious beliefs
. Joey Holiday is known as "The Bullet," derived from his nickname before joining the band. Lastly, Jeff Holiday is known as "The Righteous Pounder," a sexual pun
on the fact that he is a drummer