Hollis Brown To Tour With The Zombies In Support Of Their Exclusive Record Store Day LP "Hollis Brown Gets Loaded"



Hollis Brown
Hollis Brown

Photo by Shervin Lainez

It started out as live tribute last November. Lenny Kaye, Arto Lindsay, Voidoids’ Ivan Julian and others convened at NYC’s Bowery Electric to pay homage to the late, great Lou Reed. The Queens-based roots-rock band Hollis Brown were also invited to perform the Velvet Underground’s 1970 album Loaded in its entirety.

What began as live memorial to a fallen legend has now been preserved on wax for the ages. Hollis Brown Gets Loaded finds the foursome turning in earthy studio takes on all 10 of perhaps the VU’s most accessible tracks. From the cocky strut of classics such as “Sweet Jane” and “Rock & Roll” to the lovely balladry of “New Age,” “I Found A Reason” and the pile-driving rock of “Head Held High,” Hollis Brown pays tribute to this time-honored album with takes that don’t stray too far from the originals, yet still unfold as beautiful new songs with their own unmistakable rootsy approach. And not unlike the running order of the tracks – which goes from last to first, opening with “Oh! Sweet Nuthin’” and closing with “Who Loves The Sun” –  this is one great young NYC rock band putting a refreshing new spin on, arguably, the greatest of NYC rock bands.

Hollis Brown Gets Loaded will be available at independent record stores from coast-to-coast on April 19th as a Record Store Day exclusive on hand-mixed three-color starburst vinyl.

4/23 Birmingham, AL @ Iron City Live
4/24 Macon, GA @ Cox Capitol Theatre
4/25 Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
4/27 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Café
4/30 Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theatre
5/1 Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theatre
5/3 McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey
5/4 The Woodlands, TX @ Dosey Doe

5/29 Heerleen, NE @ Nieuwe Nor
5/30 Den Haag, NE @ Supermarkt
5/31 Norderstedt, DE @ Waldbuhne Stadtpark
6/01 Utrecht, NL @ DBs
6/02 Eindhoven, NL @ Meneer Fritz
6/03 Birmingham, UK @Hare and Hounds
6/04 Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny 2
6/05 Nottingham, UK @ The Maze
6/06 Liverpool, UK @ Zanzibar
6/08 London, UK @ Garage Upstairs
6/10 Lille, FR @ El Diablo
6/11 Paris, FR @ La Mecanique Ondulatiore
6/12 Tulle, FR @ Des Lendemains Qui Chantent
6/13 Hondarribia, ESP @ Psylocibinea
6/14 Madrid, ESP @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
6/15 Valencia, ESP @ Loco Club
6/17 Bern, CH @ Rossli
6/18 Savignano Sul Rubicone, IT @ Sottomarino Giallo
6/19 Vignola, IT @ Stones Cafe
6/20 Ferrara, IT @The Secret Garden Festival
6/21 Clavesana, IT @ Crete Senesi Random Rock Festival
6/23 Zurich, CH @ Bar Rossi
6/25 Krefeld, DE @ Kulturrampe
6/26 Moorslede, BE @De Nodige Deugd
6/27 Berlin, DE @ Bassy Club
6/28 Lauchammer, DE @ Real Music Club
6/29 Groningen, NL @Vera