Hollis Brown announce New record “In The Aftermath”

Hollis Brown puts the spotlight on the Rolling Stones gem, Don’tcha Bother Me. The song is taken from “In The Aftermath” which is Hollis Brown’s interpretation of The Rolling Stones first album with only original songs and which will be released on February 4, 2022 on Mascot Label Group / Cool Green Recordings. “A bluesy, swinging, classic piece of rock n roll history. Hollis Brown’s cover of the Rolling Stones’ classic Don’tcha bother me is a fine jam and an example of the band’s talent while the original shines through. ” – Artwood Magazine

On Hollis Brown’s upcoming album “In The Aftermath”, the quintet from Queens, New York pays tribute to one of rock music’s cornerstones, The Rolling Stones’ first album with only original songs, Aftermath. For singer and guitarist Mike Montali, the new single Don’tcha Bother Me (with Muddy Waters slide, gaping vocals and a solitary harmonica) is as relevant today as when it was released in 1966. “Don’tcha Bother Me is a raw, bluesy jam that is the result of a live recording in the studio,” recalls singer and guitarist Mike Montali. “The slide guitar and the turn are so fun to play. The text comments on current trendsetters and influencers, which is just as relevant today. One of the reasons we wanted to do it was to highlight some of the band’s early gems. This song is a good example. ”

“In The Aftermath”, is the wonderfully depraved result of an entire evening of rock n roll. The group, which is from Queens, New York, took refuge in the Poconos to record in the company of a few bottles of whiskey and in 24 hours they had recorded their own version of The Rolling Stones first album with only original songs. It was recorded live in the studio with a minimum of toppings and is a strong reminder that the five members are one of America’s last great rock n roll bands. The album is the first since their most successful studio album 2019’s Ozone Park which received great reviews in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Paste Magazine, Pop Matters, Relix and Goldmine. “In The Aftermath” was something the band just had to do. They were so pleased with the tribute to Velvet Undergrounds Loaded on Gets Loaded that they joked about making an entire series of albums called Hollis Brown presents …

There were a number of reasons to take a deep dive into the Stones Aftermath. First of all, it has become a somewhat forgotten classic with only original songs and with one of the band’s real classics Paint It Black. Then it contains lots of revealing rock songs with elements of blues and country that are similar to what Hollis Brown does. Still, the band does not try to sound more like the Stones themselves. Instead, the band finds smart ways to celebrate the band’s legacy. On the first single Under My Thumb, they scale the song to a punk tangle inspired by the licking and cheeky attitude of Some Girls. They tackle Paint It Black with bravura in a scar that replaces the original vibes of world music with heavy rock and meaty guitars. It is backed by a steady drum accompaniment in true garage rock spirit that fits perfectly with the song’s riff. “It was a dizzying recording, we did not sleep and were quite packed. You can clearly hear how leisurely we play the last song Going Home, ”remembers guitarist and singer Mike Montali with a laugh. He continues, “We were not interested in playing nice, that was the feeling we were looking for.”

Tracklist:

  1. Paint It Black
  2. Stupid Girl
  3. Lady Jane
  4. Under My Thumb
  5. Doncha Bother Me
  6. Think
  7. Flight 505
  8. High and Dry
  9. It’s Not Easy
  10. I Am Waiting
  11. Goin’ Home

 

Line-Up:

  • Mike Montali
  • Jonathan Bonilla
  • Andrew Zehnal
  • Adam Bock
  • Chris Urriola

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