I Hope is Holiday Flyer's fourth record, but it is the first recording with a fully realized band. Founding siblings Katie and John Conley have teamed up with longtime friends Verna Brock (California Oranges), drummer Jim Rivas (Rocketship), and bassist Mike Yoas to deliver a more unified sounding recording. I Hope is filled with bright, infectious pop songs, reminiscent of the Sundays and Mazzy Star. Katie Conley's voice has much in common with the delicate sounds of Hope Sandoval but, in the hands of producer Larry Crane (Elliott Smith, Go-Betweens), that voice bends and blends with the simple instrumentation to draw out a sound that is uniquely Holiday Flyer.
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AllMusic Review by Terrance Miles