It almost seemed like Holiday Parade disappeared off the face of the earth. It was very disappointing to not see a single update on Myspace, Facebook, or Twitter as well as no touring. However, Holiday Parade recently announced that they began recording a new EP to be released sometime this year. The band's latest album Tickets and Passports did not show the band at their best, but still was not as bad as critics said it was. The title track in particular is an extremely strong piano rock song, but most of the album was pretty forgettable. This Is My Year had plenty of lasting value, and I still play the EP from time to time. I am just happy to hear new Holiday Parade material, and I'm sure that it will grace my playlists for a while. Stay updated on the band's process of recording on Facebook here.