Tastemaker’s Ten: Jen Holiday of The Declaimed

jen holiday 700Jen Holiday is one badass babe. As the fierce frontwoman of band, The Declaimed, she’s reigned over the boys’ club of Phoenix hardcore for two decades now. And she can do it all with coke bottle curls and a gold sequin dress. Jen Holiday pairs vintage style with post-human rage. That has “tastemaker” written all over it. Check out the 10 tracks Jen Holiday thinks everyone should hear…

Submission Hold
“Blue Light Special”

Jen: My favorite female fronted punk band, they are definitely my biggest influence.

The Clash
“Lost in the Supermarket”

This has been my #1, if-you-were-on-a-deserted-island-and-only-had-one-record record since I stole the tape from my Dad.

Dizzee Rascal
“Seems 2 Be”

Dizzee Rascal satisfies my need for hip hop, smart lyrical arrangement, and British slang.

“True Blue”

Fact: There is nothing better than 80s Madonna

Malingus Youth

Local punk legends. If you know about them you are probably a little obsessed.

Born Against

Theses guys just sound really good, really loud.

Jimmy Eat World
“The World You Love”

Because I’m from Phoenix, and a sucker for good love songs.


Super catchy pop-punk from outer space.

The Locust
“Stucco Obelisks Labeled As Trees”

I pretty much love everything Justin Pearson does, but The Locust I love a little more than everything else.

Pasty Cline

Patsy is the Queen.

Stay up-to-date on The Declaimed by following them on your preferred platform: Facebook / Soundcloud. And, as per usual, here is an example of our Tastemaker’s work:

The Declaimed
“I Think They Make a Pill For That”

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