The Gainesville, Fla.-based Holopaw first rose to prominence with the help of Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock, and it was easy to see why. The band's self-titled debut remains a captivating space-folk gem steeped in a similarly willful lyrical abstraction. Fast-forward almost seven years to Oh, Glory. Oh, Wilderness. Holopaw now boasts a retooled lineup, a more streamlined sound and a more focused lyrical approach. Singer John Orth has always dealt in detailed specifics, but here they actually tell concrete stories: of the boyhood crush on an art teacher, of troubled love found and vanished. Musically, the band is looser yet more confident-sounding – a true rock group now more than ever with all electric instruments, horns and romping rhythms. It's nothing groundbreaking to be sure, but Holopaw has quietly become such a well-oiled machine that it's hard not to appreciate Oh, Glory for what it is. 4 out of 5 stars.
Second Hand Swagger!!
Totally original!!! Love love them!
The Quaildogs for sure!
It looks fun cheers
Stick to the Blues,the reason most people come to this is to hear Blues music…
Nice writeup James. I completely agree. The Festival is clearly trying to appeal to a…