Tunnels To Holland
Tunnels To Holland EP
Released: October 21, 2008
Record Label: (self-released)
Listening to the self-titled EP from the New Jersey band Tunnels to Holland is like going on a journey. The band’s style is like a roadmap of everything that is great about American rock & roll music, so fuel up your “Hot Rod” and be ready to roll.
This stuff just oozes cool. Comparisons can be made to the music of the Doors, but listen more closely to hear inspiration from greats like Tom Waits, Lou Reed, and more. They’ve used these influences as the foundation on which they’ve crafted something unique and refreshingly different than what the mass media tries to force feed us.
Technically this is one of the better self-released EPs I’ve heard. Pounding drums and bass mixed with wailing guitars is overlaid with solid vocals. The vocal tracks can make or break any band, and Tunnels to Holland has done a great job of capturing Dan Blumig’s outstanding performance.
Don’t be fooled into thinking this music is some sort of retro trip. This band is making its own path and taking you somewhere new. This collection of four songs is a refreshing reminder that there is a lot of great music out there, if you know where to look.
- Potential Outcomes
- Shower Me With Lies
- Hot Rod