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"Eastern Hollows places 2nd in psych-rock year end poll"

"With their EP “Days Ahead” released in July and their single “Summer’s Dead” out just a few weeks ago in December, 2012 was a busy year for Brooklyn based psych rock band Eastern Hollows. Meandering guitars, cymbal heavy drumming, and languid vocals give their music a dreamy edge reminiscent of classic shoegaze sounds with a refreshing indie twist. The band placed second in the Psych Rock/Dream Pop submissions for our Best of NYC 2012 Poll with an average rating of 8.16" - The Deli Magazine

"Breaking in and out of the scene with..."

"Eastern Hollows were the band I was there for that night, and they did not disappoint, as they have always delivered an impressive set every time I’ve seen them play, often performing with any number of other highly impressive local bands I’ve gone to see, many of which have formed a tight upcoming scene of their own, even members of some of those bands such as Dead Stars and Heliotropes also showing up to lend support. Packing the stage like extremely flavorful sardines, you had frontman and guitarist Travis deVries, who’s often stoic onstage persona broke into wide smiles many times in the night, Martin Glazier blazed on vocals and guitar, Sean Gibbons gave an additional 3rd layer of shimmering guitar, the hairy bass beast Brian J. Brennan who can always be scene in the audience jamming out to the other bands, and Jeremy Sampson (aka Cheddar J. Magnificent) on drums and who was all but hidden behind the wall of guitars in front of him. The lush shimmering noise produced by this trio of fine axe crafters really generates a haunting blend of timeless jangle-pop, which I find extremely reminiscent of late-80s/early 90’s Manchester shoegaze rock bands like My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and Ride. They have an album all but ready to drop called Days Ahead, and on early hearings of the material, it reverberates with a pertinent prevalence, producing an undulating brilliance on songs like the one single they’ve released from it called “Summer’s Dead,” with mountains of vocal layering, twisting guitar flickers, and dropping rhythms that both drive and change in complex, progressive ways." - Dean Keim

"Eastern Hollows Breakthru Radio Special and Interview"

Eastern Hollows is a Brooklyn quintet led by Travis DeVries, whose previous solo efforts and work with The Turn-ons received critical acclaim. Drawing on strong shoegaze and brit pop influences, the band has been blasting through the Brooklyn scene with moody, psychedelic jangly guitar pop - Breakthru Radio

"Days Ahead"

Eastern Hollows makes good use of guitar timbres that many modern musicians have given up on to craft a rock album that plays humbly to an underlying musicianship that stands to impress. Days Ahead is a five track EP that plays to a few key indie components, among them, a patient reservation for instrumental entrances and exits. Creatively pacing a traditional sound leads the group to produce this successful piece of contemporary drag that packs personality into its climax. - Dingus on Music


(as deVries)
"Death to God" by deVries
Noise on Noise Records, 2009
Available on iTunes

(as Eastern Hollows)
"Days Ahead EP"
Self released, June 2012



Eastern Hollows are a Brooklyn band featuring Travis DeVries (vocals, guitar), Martin Glazier (guitar, vocals), Sean Gibbons (guitar), Brian Brennan (bass), and Jeremy Sampson (drums). Fascinated by the lush guitar pop of Ride and the Stone Roses, Eastern Hollows return to these bands' Nuggets-era touchstones to create a haunting blend of timeless jangle-psych, late-1980s Manchester and au courant Brooklyn.

A string of East Coast shows laid the groundwork for 2012's digital release of the EP Days Ahead, recorded with engineer Chris Pace (Smoke and Mirrors) and mastered by Dan Millice (Engine Room Audio). Retreating to a warehouse space in Bushwick, Eastern Hollows emerged with a riveting suite of songs that fuse the rich texture of British shoegaze with the immediacy of classic pop. Eastern Hollows has recently finished recording their debut full length LP which will be released in summer of 2013.

Travis formed Eastern Hollows in the wake of the success of The Turn-ons, whom Spin listed as one of its ``100 Greatest Bands You (Probably) Never Heard.'' The Turn-ons played sold-out shows with The Strokes and Interpol and were touted by R.E.M.'s Peter Buck as his ``favorite new Seattle band'' [Q]. In 2009 Travis's solo project deVries released Death to God on Noise on Noise to widespread acclaim. Legendary producer Kramer (Galaxie 500, Low, Sufjan Stevens) declared the album ``fucking genius,'' The Deli called it ``a fine shoegaze-pop record,'' and Incendiary proclaimed it ``possibly the greatest Manchester album never to have been made in Manchester.''