Published Feb 18, 2019Canadian pop-rock combo Hollerado have announced their final record. Retaliation Vacation is due out on June 7 via the band's own Royal Mountain Records, and lead single "One Last Time" is out now.
In a social media post, the band explained, "All adventures have an end and we feel that we have reached ours. And, we wanted to say goodbye by making one last record."
Retaliation Vacation marks the first time the band have entirely produced, engineered and mixed an album themselves.
Below, check out the video for "One Last Time," which is a VHS-fuelled nostalgia trip that fits perfectly with the song's wistful lyrics and joyous power-pop riffs. The full farewell statement is also below.
The record will be accompanied by a tour. Although the full dates haven't been announced, the band's final show is currently slated to be on December 13 at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall.
Hollerado hinted that they will "play with all our dear friend bands and maybe even coax a few out of retirement." Tickets for the show will go on sale on February 21.
Hollerado formed 12 years ago, in 2007. Retaliation Vacation will be their fourth album, not including the 2010 EP Margaritaville 2: The Reckoning and the epic-length 2015 project 111 Songs. Their most recent album was 2017's Born Yesterday.
Hello! Hollerado here.
For this press release we decided to write it ourselves. Here's why:
It's with great happiness that we wanted to tell you that Hollerado is calling it a day.
For the past 12 years we've had the best time, all the time, and now it's time to move on to other things. We are all still best friends in the world and will cherish every second that we got to spend playing music together. After nearly 2000 shows in too many countries to count, the thing we are most grateful for is the friends we made along the way. Still, all adventures have an end and we feel that we have reached ours.
And, we wanted to say goodbye by making one last record. It's the first one we made entirely ourselves (produced, engineered, mixed) and it was a total blast.
Exactly the way we want it to end. It's called "Retaliation Vacation" and it comes out June 7 on Royal Mountain Records (the label we started 10 years ago when no real label wanted to release a record that came in a zip lock bag).
The first single is called "One Last Time " — If you watch the video here it's pretty self-explanatory what the song is about. And yeah(!) — of course we're gonna do one last tour and it's going to be the best time ever and we're gonna play with all our dear friend bands and maybe even coax a few out of retirement (we're looking at you Free Energy, Fang Island, Young Rival, Topanga, Malajube, Bob Marley).
Dates to be announced soon and if you don't see your town, don't hesitate to ask and we'll do our best to make it work. For now, our last show is All Ages at the Danforth Music Hall on December 13, 2019. We know it's a ways away but you can get your tickets as of Thursday Feb 21. You can expect some further surprises and more music news to be announced soon.
Much love, thanks, and beautiful memories (and some still to come),
Menno, Nick, Jake and Dean.