Lindsay Holler Raising Helltembre
Photo credit: Robert T. Reid
“She’s country as hell, when she cries,” sings Lindsay Holler on the title track to her latest disc, the Helltembre EP, and that line could just as easily describe Holler herself as it does the character in that particular song.
Hailing from the port city of Charleston, South Carolina, Holler is one of those old-sounding youngsters who conjures up memories of everyone from Maggie Bell to Exene Cervenka when she opens her mouth to sing. Her backing band, the Western Polaroids, provide a wide-ranging base of operations and prove capable of galloping swing, barroom jazz, and loping country blues over the short course of the new EP.
It’s Holler’s voice, however, that’s the reason you need to hear this–an instrument filled with ominous foreboding on “Forever Always”, possessed with a brassy sassiness on “Onto Me,” and a powerfully pained presence on “Keep Bleeding,” Holler always sounds completely committed to what she’s singing, and that passionate integrity can’t help but drag the listener in.
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