Indie Rock Band Slow Hollows Delivers Melancholic Brooklyn Pop
With a new album coming out in October, indie rock band Slow Hollows have been attracting the attention of many blogs and artists.
The Los Angeles band’s frontman Austin Anderson has already collaborated with Tyler, The Creator’s Cherry Bomb and Flower Boy, as well as Frank Ocean’s Blonde. Through that, Slow Hollows starts to pick up the momentum in becoming one of the many rising bands that is creating a buzz for music lovers from social media to music websites.
Known for their brand of lo-fi indie rock music, Slow Hollows were a couple of high school friends that play music to fill their time, but they persevered to be more than just that by pursuing it seriously.
Fronted by singer and guitarist Austin Anderson (formerly known as Austin Feinstein), and together with bassist Aaron Jassenoff, drummer Jackson Katz and trumpet player Daniel Fox, they were initially called Hollows before finding out there were others bands that share the same name.
Anderson shared with Highnobiety that the music project was initially a solo act that evolved into a band and had almost everything figured out at a very young age.
He said: “I always took [Slow Hollows] really, really seriously even from like eighth, ninth grade. Even when I was young I thought, ‘Oh, well, it’s important to keep this going because when you’re 40, you’re going to want to still be doing this,’ which is a little ridiculous.”
Well, that mindset eventually worked to his advantage.
With two albums already released and a third called Actors on the way, Slow Hollows is slowly getting their vision heard without losing their determination and artistic approach towards music.
The albums Atelophobia (2015) and Romantic (2016) served as an entree to their career and Actors will soon solidify their presence in the music scene, especially with the amount of co-signs they have received leading up to this moment.
While reminiscent of fellow Brooklyn-ite bands such as Grizzy Bear and The National – by virtue of their rich sound and mature content, Slow Hollows however, combine woozy waltz and trippy sounds.
They take their craft very seriously without losing the youthful energy that a new band should be. Surprisingly Anderson is a dance music fan, despite what you may hear from their music.
He has this to say about their latest single You Are Now On Fire to Perjus, “I wanted to write a pop song, but I was really scared of being judged for doing something like that.
“It's one of my favourites on the record, because I was scared of it at one point, but I eventually embraced it.”
Slow Hollows is creating evergreen guitar music that is suitable for any occasion. Expect to see Slow Hollows on the line-up at an upcoming music festival near you as they present you with timeless lo-fi indie rock with a touch of that California vibe.
The summer heat will definitely appreciate Slow Hollows’ position in the music industry that is different from other bands and their melodramatic nu disco sound will fit perfectly in your playlist.
Cover Image: Ben Tan