Hollow Boys

Gloom pop from the American Cold Lands. Ali Jaafar, Cole Benson, Monica Coleslaw

VIOLENT ASCENSION is the second EP by Minneapolis-based Gloom-pop trio HOLLOW BOYS. It is a four-song meditation on the spaces between waking and dreaming life, i.e. fugue states, delusions, lucid dreams, etc. Following their sprawling second record, BELIEVE IN NOTHING, VIOLENT ASCENSION finds the band pushing the sounds established therein to their logical limits: the perfect pop of "Someday" expertly distills the band's earlier dream-pop efforts; opener "Another You" rides a pulsing, ambient groove before abruptly turning into a garage-rock rave-up and flaring out; "Prayer" further explores the gently humming background noise that populates nearly every Hollow Boys song. All of this, however, is simply lead-up to "Light," the final and most unrelenting track of the record. Throughout the course of its eight-minute run-time, the song mutates from sparkling motorik hyper-ballad to unrestrained bashing to gentle droning, simultaneously running the gamut of what the band is capable of while furiously pushing beyond it.

Past Shows


Sep
7
th
2016
Turf Club
Sep
7
th
2016
Turf Club

NEIL MICHAEL HAGERTY & THE HOWLING HEX

with The Chambermaids and Hollow Boys
Jan
30
th
2016
Turf Club
Jan
30
th
2016
Turf Club

Vampire Hands, Hollow Boys, The Chambermaids and more!

with COCAINE WIZARDS, RAW SPACE, CGW and more!
Sep
10
th
2015
7th St Entry
Sep
10
th
2015
7th St Entry

Mike Krol

with Hollow Boys and France Camp
Aug
19
th
2015
7th St Entry
Aug
19
th
2015
7th St Entry

Shadow in the Cracks and Summer Cannibals

with Hollow Boys and Catbath
May
29
th
2015
7th St Entry
May
29
th
2015
7th St Entry

Merchandise

with Cloakroom and Hollow Boys
Mar
12
th
2015
7th St Entry
Mar
12
th
2015
7th St Entry

Preoccupations

with Andy Shauf and Hollow Boys
Sep
22
nd
2014
Turf Club
Sep
22
nd
2014
Turf Club

Ought

with Hollow Boys and Catbath
Mar
23
rd
2014
Turf Club
Mar
23
rd
2014
Turf Club

ECSTATTIC FEST

with Fire in the Northern Firs, Hollow Boys, FURY THINGS and more!
Dec
14
th
2013
7th St Entry
Dec
14
th
2013
7th St Entry

France Camp

with FRANKIE TEARDROP (Solo), Hollow Boys and Teenage Moods
Apr
25
th
2013
Triple Rock Social Club
Apr
25
th
2013
Triple Rock Social Club

Free Energy

with OLD MOON and Hollow Boys
Apr
16
th
2013
7th St Entry
Apr
16
th
2013
7th St Entry

Purling Hiss

PURLING HISS
with Hollow Boys
Mar
21
st
2013
7th St Entry
Mar
21
st
2013
7th St Entry

Gospel Gossip

GOSPEL GOSSIP Record Release Show
with Hollow Boys, Flavor Crystals and EX NUNS
Mar
17
th
2013
7th St Entry
Mar
17
th
2013
7th St Entry

Blue Ruin

EP Release Show
with Hollow Boys and FURY THINGS
Oct
6
th
2012
Turf Club
Oct
6
th
2012
Turf Club

Woods

with Hollow Boys and Purling Hiss
Sep
4
th
2012
7th St Entry
Sep
4
th
2012
7th St Entry

Eternal Summers

with Hollow Boys and Bleeding Rainbow
Sep
21
st
2011
7th St Entry
Sep
21
st
2011
7th St Entry

Oaks

with Theeves, Hollow Boys and THE FUNERAL AND THE TWILIGHT

More Shows

Oct
30
th
Live Stream

The Skatalites

May
22
nd
7th St Entry
Sold Out

The Hold Steady

Mar
5
th
Fine Line

L'Impératrice

Oct
29
th
Live Stream

Lucinda Williams