A NEW STAR is an expanded version of our second EP, "Violent Ascension," originally released as a 4-song cassette by Blight. Records. This recording features completely remixed and remastered versions of the previously released songs, as well as three new songs.
Where "Violent Ascension" was a four-song meditation on the spaces between waking and dreaming life, (i.e. fugue states, delusions, lucid dreams, etc.) A NEW STAR expands the narrative into a complete journey through inner and outer space, beginning with a fitful sleep and ending with the jolt of bodily recognition (see included notes).
The musical palette is also expanded, taking the original's combination of dream pop, garage, ambient and sparkling motorik hyper-ballads and adding hysterical post-rock, hyper-melodic dirges and in-the-red soul to the mix.
The additions make A NEW STAR an entirely different record and one that, we hope, better communicates what we were trying to do during this insane period in our lives and work.
released February 3, 2016
Written, performed by HOLLOW BOYS who are Ali/Monica/Cole
Recorded by Ali and Cole, Mixed and Mastered by Ali, all at Ecstattic Studio