NYC natives Hollis Brown make music that is lush, raw and full of heart. The band recorded Nothing & The Famous No One with producer Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Middle Brother) in Nashville during the summer or 2011. Taking great care to create a warm, vintage sound, the tracks were recorded live, straight to analog tape. The songs on the new EP feature resonant guitars and gritty vocals atop a strong foundation of piano and steady percussion. A collection of soulful tunes, the four-track EP takes listeners to the Nashville cabin offering a taste of the band’s energized live show. Nothing & The Famous No One will be released digitally on April 3rd.
Nothing & The Famous No One opens with the emotionally charged, bluesy love ballad, “Gypsy Black Cat.” “Ride On The Train” is a triumphant song of new beginnings lead by warm, crackling guitar over booming piano. The classic rock & roll track “Spoonful”, featuring guest vocals by Deer Tick’s John McCauley, premiered with SPIN. Download the “Gypsy Black Cat” MP3 HERE and the “Spoonful MP3 HERE. Feel free to post & share.
Hollis Brown will be heading out on a short stint of live dates leading up to their performances at SXSW. The tour will kick off tomorrow with a show at Brooklyn’s Union Pool with Deer Tick’s Ian O’Neil opening. Watch the band’s featured performance of "Gypsy Black Cat” in The Bowery Presents “Track + Field” video series and stay tuned for more tour dates and exciting news from Hollis Brown!
Hollis Brown Tour Dates
2/28: Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (w/ Ian O’Neil from Deer Tick)
3/8: Columbus, OH @ Circus
3/14: SXSW @ The Parish, Navigational Society/Good Danny’s Showcase
3/14: SXSW @ The Lone Star Riverboat, Bamm TV Showcase, 4:20pm
3/14: SXSW @ The Rooftop Bar Red Gorilla Showcase, 9pm
3/15: SXSW @ Molotov, STPP Showcase, 8:15pm
3/17: SXSW @ The Lodge, Rethink Pop Music Showcase, 3pm
3/21: Cleveland, OH @ The Beachland Tavern (w/ Caveman)
”Hollis Brown make music that sounds just as alive today as it would’ve in 1966 and will 40 years from now.”
“Rambunctious, twangy blues-rock…”
– Time Out New York