Tag Archives: “Holland”

Cold Specks – Heartbreaking Soul

I first posted about Cold Specks almost one year ago, and since then I pitched and wrote a feature on the band and Al Spx (the essence of the band). The feature was just published in Paste’s digital magazine the mPlayer as part of its Best of What’s Next issue. From the article: “You can […]

New Song Saturday: Returning to dust with “Holland”

“Holland,” the first single from new band Cold Specks, highlights the deep, soulful voice of Canadian singer Al Spx. Spx, who has recorded as Basket of Figs and the Hotel Ghost, reportedly calls her music “doom soul.” “Holland” evokes a stark gospel/bluesy sound as Spx wails over a quiet melody of cello, guitar and piano. […]