Words // Scott Pingeton
Those lamenting the fact that Middle Brother is no more and Delta Spirit seems to be shunning their folkier side, I give you Hollis Brown. Catchy, raucous, organic, gritty, urban folk/soul rave-ups - the sonic middle ground between classic rock and the new crop of modern indie-folk rockers. The NYC-based band's upcoming Nothing & The Famous No One EP is out April 3 and, fittingly, features a guest appearance from Deer Tick's John McCauley.
Oh No Oh My
With thousands of bands from around the world converging on Austin next week, one of the ones I'm most excited to see is from there. Oh No Oh My is a new discovery - as in, an hour ago - but I can't get enough of their new jam "Take It Back". It's got a slinky groove, soaring vocals and builds slowly to a blistering guitar solo and stomping finish. Pure pop perfection.
Harriet is a new project from former Dawes member Alex Casnoff. The same traits that I love in Dawes are present here - grit, soul and great damn songs. The urge to scream "I slept with all your mothers" at the top of your lungs has never made more sense. Plus, the entire EP is free, so you really can't go wrong. Get it here.