Holler, Wild Rose! to play CMJ as part of The Rebel Group Showcase

Holler, Wild Rose!

Holler, Wild Rose! returns to CMJ this year as part of The Rebel Group Showcase on Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 at 7:00pm. The showcase will be held at Fontana’s, located at 105 Eldridge St, New York, NY.

Additional artists performing at the CMJ showcase will include, Arms, Pepi Ginsberg, The Lovely Sparrows, Jukebox the Ghost, The Forms and Bottle Up & Go.

To help celebrate CMJ 2008, all attendees will receive a free preview DVD of the forthcoming Holler, Wild Rose! music video, “Marylawn Hair.” The video was directed by Holler, Wild Rose! lead guitarist and NYU Film graduate, Ryan Cheresnick and bassist and Montclair State University film graduate, Scott Vangenderen. The video will be released at the end of October.

Having just been selected as one of five artists featured on the Rhapsody/Pacifico Indie Music Hub page, Backlight Records recording artist Holler, Wild Rose! was recently featured on, “BBC Introducing,” hosted by Tom Robinson on BBC 6 in England as well as “BBC Radio Bristol Introducing,” hosted by Richard Pitt & Gary Smith on BBC Radio Bristol.

The band’s debut album ‘Our Little Hymnal’ was created over two years and released in September of 2007. Featured as a Napster (US) and iTunes Australia Staff Pick on the day of release, the album has gone on to receive significant airplay on over 150 US and Canadian stations including regular spins on stations such as KCRW, WXPN, WBOS, XM Satellite Radio and Bagel Radio. Additionally, ‘Our Little Hymnal’ is also currently being heard on radio stations in Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Australia and The United Kingdom.

Since the album’s release, Holler! has been featured on NPR’s Second Stage, in Performing Songwriter Magazine, as a Sonicbids Spotlight Artist, a CMJ Festival 2007 Artist of the week and Mathieu Schreyer of KCRW selected Our Little Hymnal as one of his top 10 albums of 2007.

Holler Wild Rose!’s song “Marylawn Hair” was featured as part of the FILTER Magazine “Subway Series” Compilation released for CMJ 2007 (alongside artists such as PJ Harvey, Joy Division, Counting Crows and Oslo) and their song “Sun Vines” is included in the 2008 TEVA Anthology Vol. 6 (with Iron & Wine, Nada Surf, Sia and Dave Matthews). Additionally, Holler, Wild Rose! was selected as FILTER Magazine’s March 2008 Undiscovered Band of the Month leading to features on the band on FILTER’s website and in their print magazine.

Performing Songwriter Magazine had this to say about ‘Our Little Hymnal’:

“I don’t recommend doing anything else — such as reading, writing or dusting — when listening to Our Little Hymnal…with a voice somewhere between Jim James, Thom Yorke and Jeff Buckley, lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist John Mosloskie leads this exceptional band through dramatic, melodic twists and turns that will keep you staring — yes, staring — at the speaker to catch what will happen next. Imagine if Explosions In the Sky had a lead vocalist, and you’re getting close.”

Jack Rabid of The Big Takeover said:

“Few bands match their wall of guitar, wide-screen wash…one bets it’s awesome live, too.”

New Jersey’s own music paper The Aquarian has heralded the band’s “lush, warm tones” and stated that ‘Our Little Hymnal’ “has enough character to stand out on its own, which is a laudable thing in this genre.”

“Holler, Wild Rose! channel psychedelic energy into powerful, moving shoegaze rock. On their new CD ‘Our Little Hymnal,’ the New Jersey-based group shows their amazing ability to transition smoothly from tranquil, murky moods to explosive moments of release.” – NPR’s Second Stage

For music and more information, go to:

Holler Wild Rose! MySpace

Backlight Records

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