Slow Hollows Cloak Gloom In Tender Lo-Fi On “Softer”

18-year-old Frank Ocean collaborator Austin Feinstein announces his band’s new album Romantic, out November 4.

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18-year-old Austin Feinstein is an L.A.-based musician with credits on Frank Ocean's Blonde and Tyler, The Creator's Cherry Bomb. Naturally, he also leads four others in a post-punk band called Slow Hollows.

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Slow Hollows's new album, Romantic, will be out via Danger Collective Records November 4; premiering today is the record's quietly jazzy first single, "Softer." Feinstein's voice sounds kind of like Stephen Malkmus's — he uses it gently over noodly guitar riffs and tender trumpets, while conveying some pretty gloomy sentiments: How can you love something/ and know you're not trying?, goes "Softer." The love we feel/ is fueled by nothing/ it's all nothing.

"'Softer' was written in early 2015. It's primarily meant to represent the absurdity of the things that humans tend to place importance in, and how easy it is to get bogged down by a negative mindset towards all things once loved," Feinstein told The FADER over email. Listen below, and if you're in L.A. on November 4, Slow Hollows's record release show is at the Teragram Ballroom that night.

August 30, 2016
Slow Hollows Cloak Gloom In Tender Lo-Fi On “Softer”