Captain Hollow are a gang of kids from Bangor, Maine who have crafted their own little brand of "emotionally charged music" that is both rewarding and fun to listen to, especially live, and more than once. This home brewed concoction of early emo, post hardcore, and indie rock influenced music really makes these guys a very stand-out act in Maine and even New England as a whole. No good deeds should go unnoticed and these guys and their good deed of taking risks and playing some very unique and sometimes hit-and-miss noisy/melodic music will forever be on notice here for us to acknowledge.
Captain Hollow, a project that initially started in 2009, has had a few changes in their line-up since the original recording of this EP. Most of all who have appeared to be apart of CH at one time or another have also been associated with Orono, Maine bands like Good Kids Sprouting Horns, In Houses In Trees, Mt. Moon, and/or 1800s Sea Monsters. Jakob Battick, the designer of the artwork above, joined the band sometime after the release of this EP and has been a very instrumental player in the bands creative movement towards whats to come next for these guys and has also been quite vocal about kicking back and just playing in the background after a few years of respected solo and frontman duties.
All in all, these gentlemen are young and free. Living the American dream if you will. They play music that they like and the kids like. They should be playing it every night on a different old person's lawn until the cops catch 'em and give them free donuts. These guys and their new wave music deserves free donuts. Free donuts for life.
Similar acts/sounds: Good Kids Sprouting Horns, Mt. Moon, Jakob Battick & Friends, In House In Trees, 1800s Sea Monsters, Joseph Merrick, Horse Feathers, Braveshark, Red Medicine, To The Barricades and....
Bonus: A few months back, I was in Goodwill just looking at their records when I discovered a little gem called Danny Kaye For Children. I didn't buy it but I remembered it looked awfully familiar...