“rain that patters on the flophouse shingles / bodies lyin where it dont hurt / cause up is heaven and down is dirt”
Hollow Down is a genre-fluid enigma. They've been described "as if Tom Waits took acid and tried to play bluegrass with a punk rock band”; throw in some Spaghetti Western flavor and a lot of heavy rhythm, and you’re getting close. The band formed in 2013 in Arcata, CA to explore a different take on blues, folk and good ol’ greasy garage rock, and have evolved into a juggernaut of haunting rhythms, darkly relatable lyrics and musical twists. Frequent collaborations with some unexpected artists, musicians and poets see Hollow Down stretching their own boundaries, giving this rock band another level of emotional intensity and honesty while remaining extremely fun and danceable. After dealing with a bus fire while on tour in early 2019, the band is now located in Peoria, IL; after a strong first year including two sets at the Summer Camp Music Festival, the band is ready to spread throughout the Midwest.