Holy Wave Plant Fertile ‘Seed’ of New Tour Documentary
Tour is hell. Depending on the lottery of personality types you end up with in your band, you could either be in for a miserable or solid time when you're away from home for over a month. El Paso, Texas indie band Holy Wave have seen a lot through their travels across the world. Today, they've released a documentary capturing those adventures: Seed in My Ear: Holy Wave on Tour, captured by Filmmakers Willi Patton and Rachel Kichler. It follows the band on their recent European excursion, a stint of over two months.
Holy Wave are in a pretty interesting spot here, finding themselves gaining steam as a band, but still figuring out how to decide between playing full-time and living normal lives. There are plenty of shots of them across different city landscapes — foreign and domestic — intercut with the band's thoughts on their music and where they're going next. It's a rare glimpse into the identity of a bubbling indie band. Plus, listen hard enough, and get tastes of three unreleased Holy Wave songs: "Habibi," "How Was I Supposed to Know" and "Buddhist Pete."
Catch the band on tour for your own eyes: