New Video up on YouTube
Filmed on location at Tacoma's beautiful Wright Park in August 2014.
I'll be playing at the grand opening of Jigsaw Records this Saturday (a.k.a. Record Store Day). I'll be playing around 6pm but music starts at noon. It sounds like it is going to be a very good group of performers, so come out early, if you can. 608 NW 65th in Seattle (Phinney Ridge). Post-show vegetarian tortas and margaritas at El Chupacabra appears to be a likely event.
January, 7th, 2022
April 12, 2016
New video out today. All clips filmed on iPhone including shots taken on the beautiful Amtrak Cascades line.
Pleasure Holiday is now up on Facebook at: facebook.com/julesmontrose. You know what to do...
Here's when the show airs Pacific time:
Sat, January 8th @ 11:00 am
Mon, January 10th @ 8:00 pm
Wed, January 12th @ 5:00 am
Fri, January 14th @ 3:00 pm
If you're a Brit:
Sat 19:00 / Tue 04:00 / Wed 13:00 / Fri 23:00 GMT
New single with English singer-songwriter Simon Waldram is now released! Check it out!
January 22, 2015
On this stream of Dave Hammond's Smelly Flowerpot on Cambridge 105 FM:
(En Un Coche is about 6 minutes in and, no, that's not how "coche" is pronounced!)
My long-time internet pen pal, English singer-songwriter Simon Waldram recently did me the honor of covering Sleep Tight at one of his shows. I think he did a fantastic job! Please give it a listen and check out his site.
New Song for Download
"Sleep Tight" now available for free download from Bandcamp.
April 11th, 2022
It's here! The songs from this album were originally recorded for my session on Beware! The Radio. I wasn't initially planning to release it but had a change of heart after people told me they missed the original broadcasts or just wanted to hear it again. As always, it's free to download.
March 26, 2015
August 4, 2021
Pleasure Holiday is Julia Fernandez - vocals and instruments. A small handful of people know me from some previous bands (The Fall Colors, Cherry Ames and The Chase). An even smaller handful have asked for recordings which were previously housed on stacks of 4-track tapes, hard drives and out-of-print LPs. This website collects them all in one place (all they're all free to download).
By complete and total accident (ask!) they have one of the only remaining Chase/Knock-Up LPs in stock. It's almost 20 years old but it's technically new!
I recorded an hour-long session for Beware the Radio and its first air date is tomorrow. This was a total blast to record and includes both Fall Colors and Pleasure Holiday songs including rare and unreleased tracks. Also, lots of banter with backstories and other assorted silliness. Want to hear me sing in Turkish? Here's your chance!
Not much to report. Just writing, waiting for summer and making some cool merch: Pleasure Holiday National Park stickers and Pleasure Holiday wings pins.
I don't have them listed for sale online right now but if you DM me on the FB page, I'm sure we can work something out.
May 7th, 2022
July 8, 2015
Some people seem to like it.
May 10th, 2022
September 1, 2016
Hey, it's been awhile! I'm keeping busy working the COVID frontlines and trying to get used to quarantine life.
In the meantime, I appeared on Will Westercauw's This Is Modern Rock podcast discussing songs of the year 1991.
January 11, 2016
New album next week.
Old song, arty new video. This one was made completely on Flipagram for iPhone.
Cherry Ames' Live at the Infirmary is now up on the Bandcamp page. Recorded during a lively show at UC Santa Cruz in 2000 by Nicholas Taplin, this had previously only been available on home-dubbed cassettes and burned CDs. The site publishes the lyrics for all the people who commented, "Your band is so loud, I can never tell what you're saying." I was going through a particularly literary and political phase at the time so songs reference the Aeneid, the Celtic legend of Tristan and Isolda, forced military service, crashed Lambrettas and a particularly beloved WWII army nurse.