Fresh Track: Hollis Brown “Gypsy Black Cat”
Hollis Brown has grown up since I first stumbled upon this band a couple of years ago. The undercurrent of classic rock remains strong with these NYC natives, but they are carving out their own character within that realm. Their second full-length LP is due out in May and if the first single, “Gypsy Black Cat” is any indication, it will certainly be worth grabbing. The song features the sort of booze-infused piano line that is immediately relatable. Check out the video and stream below. The album was recorded in Nashville with several members of the Deer Tick / Middle Brother crew. The entire LP was recorded live to analog tape, achieving the warm, vintage feel that their fans have come to expect. Deer Tick lead-singer John McCauley lends his distinctive vocals to a track called “Spoonful.” Hollis Brown will be gigging around the Midwest early next year, with a stop at Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom scheduled for February 3rd.
Written by Rob Peoni