Being Yankees (not the baseball team), we don’t usually get much quality Americana or roots-rock music in these parts, but The Hollows are trying to make that easier for us and with their new zany video for “Jamestown,” it’s something we can really sink our teeth into.
Starting with some banjo plucking, we feel at ease, then it all breaks into organized chaos which makes us want to dance around with a bottle of our favorite hooch while lighting off fireworks. There’s a lot going on and we love it – to the spastic vocals, the pounding bass, the slide guitar and the full sounding keyboards all come together for a hootenanny of the best kind.
The video follows the tempo of the music, it’s fun, wild at times and throws you a curveball at every turn – like what is with the bullet game…is that a Jamestown thing? At any rate, this is a fun-ass video with a group of guys who really enjoy what they do, and it shows in spades. “Jamestown” is off their latest full length called Between the Water and the Wonder Wheel, which was released in early June and can be purchased here.
Special thanks to John & Marilyn Paarlberg
The video mixes images of the band, pops of color, out of the ordinary antics and a beach party.
“We wanted to recreate what American Bandstand might look like in a dream state,” said band member Rob Morrison. “It’s basically a stream-of-consciousness beach party that’s equal parts The Animals and David Lynch.”
The single comes off their much anticipated LP Between the Water and the Wonder Wheel which released June 3.
“Like all our videos, it couldn’t have happened without the help of our friends and colleagues. We’re so lucky to have a community of people that are willing to lend their incredible talents as part of our cast and crew,” said bandmate David Paarlberg.
Director/Editor: Brad Wagner Assistant Director: Eva Dahl
Carpenters: Jeff Marsey, Chris Zeig, Chris Cain, Eric Dyer, The Hollows
Scenic Artist: Catt Melendez Choreography: Jeffrey Kurtze & Megan Gerlach
Wardrobe: Joy Donze Tailoring: Expert Tailoring
Production Coordinator: Maggie Cantrick Production Photographer: Clifton Leach
Transportation: Cynthia Mace, Aaron Mooney & Erin Calligan Mooney
Equipment: Ayad Al Adhamy, Rose Brand, PRG Proshop
Additional crew & artistic direction: The Hollows
Special thanks to Siegfried’s Basement LLC
Joie Bauer Colette Dong Joy Donze Megan Gerlach
Ashley Grombol Timothy Heck Flannery Houston
Raven Jelks Jeremy Lydic Jeff Marsey Danny Mefford
Kelsey Newton Phil Pickens Michael Propster
Pamela Wess Emily Fellner Zeig