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Holstein is a Japanese rock/post-hardcore/indie band from Japan.

Holstein is also a band from Lawrence Kansas as described:

Holstein first formed in the late 90’s in Lawrence, Kansas, and after 5 years and 2 albums of befuddling audiences across the Midwest, the band moved to Boston, seeking more exposure and better seafood.

Within a few years the band was drawn and quartered, its limbs pulled off and scattered across the country. Its members have continued creating music, as well as tiny humans, homes, drinks, videos, and public policies, often collaborating with each other in all these arenas. They reunited in September of 2008 for a sold-out show in Lawrence, and will continue to do so often as possible

Despite this uninterrupted output, the public has cried out for a re-focusing of the members’ powers into the form they knew and loved so well. And Holstein is happy to comply. A resumption performance will occur Saturday, September 8, in the town that birthed this writhing thing that many, against their better judgement, let crawl into their hearts. But, for the uninitiated, what is Holstein?

“Holstein is best defined in terms of what it’s not. The Lawrence-based quartet definitely isn’t alt-rock, nor is it metal or hip-hop, grunge or gritty punk. But Holstein is just about everything else, a sonic soup overflowing with random ingredients and exotic spices.” Thus wrote the Pitch Weekly, faring better than most in the difficult task of describing the band.

Holstein’s four members approach music with a penchant for exploration and a home-schooled naivete, as if nobody ever told them that instrumental rock died with Frank Zappa, and that guitar solos have been relegated to the pre-grunge dustbin.


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