-Interview- The Hollow Truths (5/2/23)

The Hollow Truths talks about curating a sound around a baritone style, the Maryland music scene and much more.


From: Maryland
Sounds like: Rock

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name "The Hollow Truths" and is there any meaning behind it?

We've all been playing music for a long time on our own prior to playing together. The sound was mostly tailored to my guitar style and vocal range which is pretty baritone. The band name comes from a song lyric by my favorite band "Mischief Brew." The song is called "Thanks Bastards." I feel the name describes what I write about lyrically. In the sense that the truth is usually relative.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

I hope it's thought provoking or entertaining.

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

"Modern 90's".

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Bees!, Menzingers, and T-swift.

5. How has Covid affected what you do?

Is that still a thing?

6. What’s your take on the current state of Rock?

All genres of music are cyclical as it pertains to popularity. So rather than declare rock being dead or something, which it's not, I'd just say it's dormant in the pop culture sense. Which maybe makes it more punk philosophically.

7. What's the current music scene like there in Maryland?

Fairly vibrant for an east coast city. We have Annapolis, Baltimore, DC, and Frederick being our primary nodes I'd say. Each local has a slightly different vibe but we try our best to support everyone with our podcast for local music. The Part-Time Rockstar Podcast.

8. What’s your take on the royalties that streaming services pay out to artists?

That they don't pay enough?

9. What's next for The Hollow Truths?

Write songs, drink beer, play shows, see more cities, make new friends.

10. Any shoutouts?

You, Mike, for helping promote local artists. Felix at The Hanger Studio here in Maryland for always helping produce us. Will, our drummer, for always being a soldier in any and all terrain. Alex for hosting band practice and being a guitar guru. Christian and Brendan on bass. Taco Bell.