Song Premiere: Hollis Brown, "Cold City"

American rock and roll band Hollis Brown, named after Bob Dylan song “The Ballad of Hollis Brown,” was formed by Queens natives and songwriters Mike Montali (lead vocals, guitar) and Jonathan Bonilla (lead guitar). Both second-generation immigrants (Italian-American and Puerto Rican-American, respectively), they soon found their musical brethren across America, recruiting Andrew Zehnal (drums) from Cleveland, Adam Bock (keyboard, vocals) from St. Louis, and Brian Courage (bass).
Hollis Brown’ s latest EP, Cluster of Pearls (Alive Naturalsound Records), was chosen as one of the 300 select releases throughout the world for Record Store Day 2016. Pressed on Starburst Vinyl, the record is limited to 800 copies and features four previously unreleased tracks and two songs released on vinyl for the first time.
Cluster of Pearls follows the 2015 release of Hollis Brown’s third album 3 Shots (Jullian Records/RED), featuring the Bo Diddley collaboration “Rain Dance” and “Highway 1,” a duet with acclaimed alt-country songstress Nikki Lane. With the band’s 40-plus amphitheater shows supporting  Counting Crows and Citizen Cope last year, and their month-long headlining tour across Europe, the Queens, N.Y.-based indie roots-rockers have made a name for themselves with their adrenaline-fueled performances. They are currently in the midst of a headlining tour across the U.S., and will head to the U.K. and Europe this fall.
Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of sharing the band’s “Cold City,” which you can enjoy below:

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