Ramshackle Appalachia meets the big bad city in the sound NYC outfit The Hollows churn out. It's freewheelin' fare, getting down to the most skeletal roots of folk music, while still maintaining joyous, sing-along worthy acoustic creations that are right in line with what similar artists like Trampled By Turtles and The Punch Brothers are spittin' out these days. On the heels of their debut LP, Belong To The Land, the band recently released a self-titled EP. "August", taken from that short collection, is a zap of energy, and brings with it a video that takes the band's skeletal sonic qualities to a literal, visual level. Here, in a video we're premiering, a band of boney brethren stalk the rather dapper looking band, and a confused bystander sucked into the whole situation like a bad dream. Have a look and be sure to pick up the band's new EP.
The Hollows are a roots-rock group of multi-instrumentalists; a freewheeling hootenany of a band. A veritable junkyard of mandolins, banjos, guitars, accordions, horns, harmonicas, and various other musical doodads are in constant rotation. With no frontman (or six frontmen), everyone writes and arranges material, creating a diverse and uniquely blended sound. Their debut LP, BELONG TO THE LAND, was released in August 2011 and is available at your favorite digital retailer. The band was recently featured as The Deli Magazine's "Artist of the Month" and showcased in the CMJ Music Marathon. "Poor Eyes," the first music video for BELONG TO THE LAND, was released in February 2012. A follow-up self-titled EP was released in June. The band's second music video, "August," is currently in post-production.