On their latest single, “Broken Guitar,” Louisville, Kentucky band Quiet Hollers tells the story of disconnection, or so it seems, accompanied by a quiet and somewhat haunting alt-country vibe.
I wrote a song on a broken guitar
and I played it for them
they told me it was out of touch
but I thought I had my finger on the pulse
of the nation’s youth, of a girl like you
of a few home truths I thought you already knew.”
– Broken Guitar
There’s delight to be found in these quiet moments, with the personal storytelling and intricately crafted melodies and harmonies. A hint of wistfulness permeates throughout in the soft strumming, subtle strings, tinkling bits of piano and plainspoken, reverb-soaked vocals.
Quiet Hollers released their debut album I Am The Morning in 2013 and their self-produced self-titled album last October, with a few singles from the latest album, including the stunning southern gothic vibe of “Mont Blanc,” with introspective storytelling from singer-songwriter and frontman Shadwick Wilde. It also has the amazing line “Shed a tear for the books I should have read.” Oh, the regrets! So sad, so beautiful.
The band is currently working on their third album, and they’re touring all summer, hitting towns across the midwest and elsewhere. They’ll be in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Illinois, Wisconsin and Colorado. Check their website for details. Two of their songs, “Cote d’Azur” and “Flood Song” were used in the cable TV shows “Kingdom” and “Guilt,” both airing this summer. In the meantime, grab their new single from iTunes.