If you listen closely enough you can hear a slight hissing sound in the distance of Hollis Brown‘s new mp3 “Spoonful”. That’s analog tape people. Something you don’t hear much anymore in the world of new music with the takeover of the digital production studio. Add to that the roughly live to tape tracking and you get a warm vintage style track complete with raw grinding guitar work, harmonica and an overall sound that embodies 1970s style blues rock.
From NYC, Hollis Brown spent some time in Nashville refining their sound and that effort is strongly represented in the twangy-bluesy Spoonful. There’s a slight influence of country underneath the hard blues based jam. No single member over powers the other in this single and that ‘just right’ blend gives them their unique yet familiar sound. If you ask the band, their goal on their upcoming 4 song EP entitled Nothing & The Famous No One was to create a warm vintage sound. Success. Very much so. Their description of resonant guitars and gritty vocals is spot on and no matter how hard I think about it, I just can’t come up with a more apt description of the sound they’ve crafted.
Their EP will release digitally on April 3.
Hollis Brown will perform live at SXSW on Saturday March 17. Much luck to them! (get it?!)
For your enjoyment we are sharing two tracks from Nothing & The Famous No One
Gypsy Black Cat [mp3] Feel free to download and listen and share.
Dare I say, I hear a bit of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in Gypsy Black Cat…that can only be a good thing.