Search
Username
Pin It
Favorite

Constructing a Rock 'n' Roll Empire 

Holy Rolling Empire will build their psychedelic-rock empire from the ground up, literally. Three of the five Tucson, Arizona in construction while recording album, Gigantis.

click to enlarge Image
  • Image
Holy Rolling Empire will build their psychedelic-rock empire from the ground up, literally. Three of the five Tucson, Arizona emperors worked in construction while recording their full-length debut album, Gigantis. The other two make a living as bartenders, so you know in their kingdom they will serve up wickedly good rock and roll cocktails.

The band, formerly known as The Crowd, signed to indie label Burning House Records after touring up and down the West Coast in support of their self-released six-song EP, Secret Serpents. The band started work on their debut and what resulted is an album full of intricate, polished songs influenced by psychedelia and the classic rock of the '60 and '70s, but with modern pop riffs and melodies.

Their leadoff single "Bi-Polar Bear Mania" has been described as sounding Beatles-esque. The lyrics are all over the place, which makes sense with the title. My favorite quip from the should-be hit: "I am not convinced. There's a hole in the wall where the camera's rolling. They've got film of everyone," which basically describes the mania in a post-1984, post-Patriot Act, "Big Brother" America.

 


There's never a dull moment on Gigantis, which sounds promising for anyone who heads down to Silver Moon to catch the band on Tuesday night. Each song on the album is part of an awesome, shake-the-house party. If it's any indicator Holy Rolling Empire is sure to serve up psychedelic concoctions that may just help establish Bend as a corner of their rock and roll empire. Try not to spill your Heffe while bouncing along to songs like "If You Can't Beat It" and "This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things."

Holy Rolling Empire
9pm Tuesday, July 28. Silver Moon Brewery. 24 NW Greenwood Ave.

Pin It
Favorite

Speaking of On Stage

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Source Weekly Newsletter

Latest in Sound Stories & Interviews

  • On His Own Again

    • Dec 12, 2018
    Jacob Miller is feeling at home in his own skin with his debut solo record on the way More »
  • Sing along with the Masters

    • Dec 12, 2018
    Bend choir makes a joyful noise at the Tower More »
  • Honky Tonk Heaven

    • Dec 5, 2018
    Whitey Morgan and the 78's play country cut from the cloth of honky-tonk legends More »
  • More »

More by Anne Pick

  • Move Over, Mariah

    Move Over, Mariah

    Gypsy-punk rockers Diego's Umbrella shows off a softer side on "The Christmas Revels"
    • Nov 28, 2018
  • Hip-Hop Subscription

    Hip-Hop Subscription

    Zion I delves into Patreon
    • Nov 28, 2018
  • There's Still Hope

    There's Still Hope

    Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters draw inspiration from an American icon
    • Nov 21, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

© 2018 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation