First Spin: Hear Hollis Brown's Raunchy 'Spoonful'

Hollis Brown / Photo by Shervin Lainez
Hollis Brown / Photo by Shervin Lainez
WRITTEN BY
David Marchese

Hollis Brown make music that sounds just as alive today as it would've in 1966 and will 40 years from now. The guitars and rhythms on "Spoonful," from the band's Nothing & The Famous No One EP, fizz and pop like fatback on a greasy skillet. The song is a cover of Willie Dixon's blues standard — made famous by both Howlin' Wolf, Etta James, and Cream — and the band (with an assist here from Deer Tick's John McCauley) acquit themselves beautifully even in the face of such sturdy competition. Nothing is out as a digital-only release April 3.

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