Hollands

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Hollands' debut EP was recorded between March 2005 and August 2007, and released in 2008. A brief five-song affair that lasts a bit more than 20 minutes, it's not long or distinctive enough to leave you with much of a sense of where this band's coming from. Guitarist John-Paul Norpoth leaves the heaviest imprint as the sole songwriter, his singing and composing both espousing a vague aura of dissatisfaction and weariness. His wandering, slightly sing-speak vocal phrasing is set against varying backgrounds of lightly funky alternative rock, delicate folk-rock, and dark post-punk, "Coughing Boy" working best owing to its effective and understated strings.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
4:25
2
4:50
3
4:30
4
3:31
5
4:17
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