About down from hollow
Los Angeles-based quartet Down From Hollow, a gritty, blue-collar outfit, has carved a deep niche in the glossy Hollywood scene. Punctuated by frontman Cody Hopkins's unhinged and unpredictable stage behavior, DFH's energetic live shows have had them on the hot list of Hollywood's local club scene.
Taking elements from deep, dirty blues to dark, heavy rock, Down from Hollow puts a mysterious, forbidden spice back into modern rock music. Their bluesy, monster guitar riffs, greasy low-end rhythms and smokey, Joe Cocker-possessed-by-a-demon vocals seamlessly mix with straight-forward hooks and crafty melodies. The result is music that grabs, claws and sticks to your insides.
The band was formed in 2004 when Hopkins and guitarist Shay K Vanhorn met in the bathroom of an L.A. nightclub. Under the guidance of Hopkins's older brother (of L.A. favorites Paperback Hero and former AMC recording artists Asa Cruz), the duo penned dozens of songs and culled an all-star rhythm section that includes bassist/child prodigy Bryan Boyle, from Boston's eclectic music scene.
In 2006, Down From Hollow entered the studio to record its debut full-length album with Grammy-nominated engineer/producer Joe Ayoub, now on board as the band's permanent drummer. Scheduled for independent release in Summer 2007, the album will join a growing list of accomplishments that includes packed performances, television licensing (early demo recordings were featured on CBS's hit show 'Without a Trace' and WB's 'Felicity'), and an ever-growing fan base.
With songs and lyrics that characterize the burdens of the human condition, Down from Hollow has struck a chord in their fans that reflect the hunger for something real, organic and righteous. Amen. Now let the sermons be heard.