Happy New Year and all that good stuff! Hope 2013 has been treating you well thus far; it’s only going to get better!
I got a feeling 2013 is going to be the year that real Rock and Roll makes a come back. What do you guys think? Isn’t it about damn time?!
Well hold tight- I think I have a group that has a sound you have been fiending for…..
I’d been checking out a lot of groups towards the end of 2012, but only one really stuck out to me. I was tweeting around with Twitter and came across a band from one of my followers. What caught my eye was a comment made that the band was Rock-had to chex ‘em out!
The name of the band is Three Years Hollow. I wanted to intro them on the SoundChex a few months ago, but it kinda got away from me. In a way though, it’s good that you meet them now because they are going on their first tour! And trust me; once you hear these guys you will want to buy a ticket.
A Little Background…
Three Years Hollow is a five piece hard rock band hailing from the Quad Cities (IL, IA). Jose Uriquiza (Lead Vocals); Tony Reeves (Guitar); Neil Kulhman (Guitar/Vocals); Dex Digga (Bass/Vocals) and Chris Cushman (Drums) make up the group.
“Three Years Hollow’s debut album ‘Ascension’ has been well received by fans and critics alike. It’s an album that is aggressive on tempos, heavy on guitar riffs, yet well-defined and melodic on vocals. ‘Ascension’ contains fan favorite tracks ‘Wasted’ and ‘The End of Demise’ among others. One can’t help but notice the edge the album has from a lyric perspective.
‘Remember’, the long awaited follow up to ‘Ascension’ was released on March 10, 2012 to a sold out crowd. The recording process for this EP took them to Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, IL to work with Tadpole (Disturbed, Staind, Adelitas Way, Seether) on production and mixing, then on to Brad Blackwood of Euphonic Masters (Adelitas Way, Evanescense, Sick Puppies, Skillet) for mastering. “In the years since Ascension, so much has happened for us personally. Life has happened for us. The subject of Remember has a positive message. It’s hard to write dark, angry songs when you’re so happy about everything” says Jose. With all of these positives, it’s no wonder why the band has been anxious to give the fans a taste of what they’ve been working on. That taste is the first single, ‘Chemical Ride’.” (from threeyearshollow.com)
It was the song “Chemical Ride” that got my attention.
When I first heard Chemical Ride, I thought that there was no way in the world this was an indie band from the Midwest. Indie groups have that “unpolished” sound that we all love. Nothing wrong with it; our sound is what sets us a part from the mainstream. But there is absolutely nothing unpolished about these guys.
Chemical Ride speeds toward you, giving you a sensational rush of what is to come. Seriously, right from the beginning of the song you are excited to hear all of it. That is rare for a song these days…..
It is also very important to note that each musician in this group is “Official”- meaning they can play their asses off! And lead singer Jose’s vocals can compete with anybody’s in the game. The guy can sang! As soon as the lyrics begin, you know you are in for one hell of a song…And you would be right.
Not only are the vocals and the instrumentals powerful, but the lyrics these guys provide make Three Years Hollow an official force in the Rock music industry.
Chex out some of the lyrics to Chemical Ride:
“Throw it away this time/This could be the only mistake / i’ll make along the way/ watch it as we go by You’ve taken all those years and things that we made / For one last ride / Listen
Give in to me and tell me I’m right / I wanna be your chemical ride / and how I love / The things you say to me
Wake up / Go live your life / Ill be the best on this ride / And how I love the way / You breathe “ (from Chemical Ride, by Three Years Hollow)
2012 was amazing for the group, and it looks like 2013 is going to be even better. Not only is the group going on it’s first ever tour in 2013, but they are also experiencing some major air play on mainstream radio. I see nothing but good things for this group. I just hope the tour brings them by my neck of the woods!
Maybe they’ll do a ChexN with me one day…..that would be epic!
To listen to their music, find out about the tour, and to learn more about the group, visit their website 3YearsHollow and visit their FB page. They are always updating their Facebook. And you can also find them on a host of other social media, including Twitter.
Make sure you guys check Three Years Hollow out. If you love Rock, you will definitely love these guys.
Until next time!