Tall Pat (2014)
Sure, I do buy a lot of records. And yes, I have an awful lot of them floating around, but even I don't think I have so many that it makes sense losing one of them. That's what happened to this Hollow Mountain 7". I picked it up in Chicago when I was went out there to see Drive Like Jehu. Somehow, I brought it home and misplaced it. I just stumbled across it again and realized that not only had I not written about it on this website, I somehow managed to never even listen to it. Rest assured, I'm making up for lost time.
Hollow Mountain is another fine example of The Tall Pat Sound. This is a band that understands the value of a sharp, biting guitar tone and that tone is used masterfully over the course of this 7". The band just can't help but sounding like they mean business. Their sound is tough, but tempered by the subtle catchiness and the disarming vocals of Esther Kim. Something of a contrast for sure, but it really sets Hollow Mountain apart from the rest of the rabble.
Tall Pat is at the center of some pretty great things happening in Chicago. Hollow Mountain is no exception. Sure, I was a bit late to the party with this one, but it's never a bad time to catch up on some quality rock and roll.
Hollow Mountain - Maiden 7":