"Lose Your World" is the sprawling, psychedelic new album by California/New York duo Hollow Sunshine, to be released June 9th via boutique Brooklyn record label Iron Pier on digital and cassette. Featuring a dramatic about-face by the band into noisy, fuzzy psychedelic rock and roll, it marks yet another shift in the wildly unpredictable collaboration between instrumentalist Reuben Sawyer and vocalist Morgan Enos.
While Enos and Sawyer have idiosyncratically tried on different musical styles in the past, the MO of "Lose Your World" is to trade beauty for noise. The four songs on "Lose Your World" are more disorienting, overwhelming and inhospitably heavy than any of the band’s past work. While most guitar groups would try and paint a fuller emotional picture – hey, let’s bring the energy up, then calm down! – "Lose Your World" is different. It is not calm. It does not let up. Three chords will do.
It’s psychedelic music in the harshest sense, but there’s a method to this racket: Enos’ vocal is as calm as ever, ensuring Sawyer’s medicine goes down. That speaks to the power of this duo: on "Lose Your World", Hollow Sunshine offer the listener a portrait of a mental state – being on the planet uncomfortably, wasps stinging the brain, but oddly purified.
released June 1, 2018
Reuben Sawyer - Music and Instrumentation
Morgan Enos - Lyrics and Vocals
supported by 4 fans who also own “Lose Your World”
This album feels like an out-of-body experience. I'm quite new to this genre, so I can't compare it in terms of quality to others, but independently, it's a solid release. Definitely worth your time. Alex Jesus