released December 21, 2010
All Songs Written, Arranged, Performed & Recorded by Ben Carroll
© 2010 The Hollow Glow – Synthetic Dream Music ASCAP
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The Hollow Glow is a band that thrives on writing tight, well crafted songs with clear, memorable hooks and then performing them with the intensity of extreme possession. The music is something familiar, yet at the same time, something new and different altogether; drawing influence from bands like: A Perfect Circle, Foo Fighters, Muse, Silversun Pickups, Radiohead and well...Ra (no getting around that one.)
The band is the brainchild of Ben Carroll (Vocals/Guitar) who is known as a member of the Universal recording act Ra and as a cutting edge instrumental recording artist. Ben has been hard at work recruiting the best that the Portland, ME music scene has to offer.
In 2010 The Hollow Glow self-released two full length albums “Out of the Darkness” (released 05/11/10) & “Into the Light” (released 12/21/10.) Upon it's release iTunes listed “Into the Light” right on the homepage for “Rock” in the “New and Noteworthy” section for 4 weeks straight. Not a bad feat a brand new band that is completely independent and is still virtually an unknown within the industry. The Hollow Glow have also been getting sporadic radio airplay across the country and have several songs coming up in a handful of indie movies this year
2011 will prove to be a great year for The Hollow Glow as the band re-emerges on the scene all dressed up and ready to kill.
What's being said about The Hollow Glow:
Katrina of Portland Maine's rock station The Bone says: “I'm in love with this album...Kinda like a super group right here.”
CrowfeatheR, program director at WOMM Burlington, VT says: “The Hollow Glow is flavored with Ben’s virtuoso guitar playing and pleasantly flawed vocal character...This is a heavy hitting album from one of our region’s top performers.”
Andy Austin of Portland Maine's rock station The Bone says: “Nice album…solid production, great hooks, and it has melody...gotta have melody, I don’t care who you are. The Hollow Glow is The Cars with a bit of road rage!”
Kennedy of WTOS Augusta, ME says: “Hiding in the Northeast corner of the United States, The Hollow Glow is right now the region's best kept secret. Ben Carroll's lyrics, songwriting and arranging are sensitive one minute, angry and intense the next, but through the entire full-length album always completely honest. With the addition of bassist Tom Connors and drummer Jason Leone, the Hollow Glow is definitely a band to keep an eye on in 2011.”
Brad Wilson of Toronto Rock Radio says: “The Toronto Rock Radio Show proudly supports Ben Carroll and The Hollow Glow - Ben is a musician of our times who is steeped in the knowledge of all the great rockers that came before him and magically brings all this knowledge forward to give us an exciting, fresh, and long needed new approach to modern rock that has just enough familiarity to comfort us coupled with enough unknown to wow us!”
Alex Kantarelis of Pulse Magazine says: "Guitarist Ben Carroll of the alternative metal band Ra has a new project called The Hollow Glow, which marks his first time as the lead singer. The new self-titled and self-released album has already gained quite a bit of attention all over the world. The Hollow Glow shows off a maturity in Carroll’s songwriting ability, and takes you on a ride from start to finish. Some notable songs include "Crazy Like You Read About," the upbeat “Isn’t Love,” and mellow jam “12 hours” in which Carroll shows off an unbelievable vocal range."
iTunes listed THG's "Into the Light" right on the homepage for their “Rock” section for 4 weeks straight - 12/21/10-01/18/11