1 hr 59 min

Truth, Soul, Rock & Roll | Holland Brothers After the Encore

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Will & Josiah, the Holland Brothers were part of the 'Tooth & Nail' experience back in the early-to-mid 00's.

First, releasing their debut album under the name 'Holland' and then shifting to 'The Lonely Hearts' because of label recommendation.

In another installment of the 'Truth, Soul, Rock & Roll' series of episodes, we're taking a look into another former 'Christian rock band' of the time.

We get into a discussion about T&N's approach as a label, how a young adult processes new life experiences amidst a significant amount of grief, and how do you define success when you've 'made it' but are then quickly discarded from those who helped you 'make it'.

You're definitely going to enjoy this fantastic episode AND as a side-note, the album 'Photographs & Tidalwaves' was one of my favorite albums throughout all of high school and was consistently in my rotation. After listening to this episode of the podcast be sure to check out the album!

Enjoy this brief description of Holland from their Tooth & Nail bio back in the day:


Change appears to be a reoccurring theme in the lives of Holland members as of late. Between a new name, record label, and relocation to Nashville, among some personal tragedy (“Losing Jim”, “Bring Back July”), Will (vocals, guitar), Josiah (bass), and Yogi (drums) have had plenty to write about. But it’s this change that makes the best rock songs, and the best rock songs that make the change a little easier to deal with. Holland maximizes these difficulties as art, and turns them into infectiously hooky, four-on-the-floor rock anthems of surprising maturity and substance. Citing influences such as Superdrag, Foo Fighters, and primarily, the Beatles, Holland’s sound and message make perfect sense upon first listen. “Its just that there's such a hungry world out there, starving for any answer. I feel like we've been equipped to tell them something good; that life doesn’t really have to be so hard” Songs like “The Whole World”, featuring an immediately memorable chorus, make clear that Holland intend to drive that positivism home with a vengeance. And perhaps a subliminal message or two. Will Holland’s lyricism is well developed and thoughtful, but his melodies, for sure, are what will cause the widespread epidemic of whistling. Should Holland have their way, it’ll be one of the non-exclusive variety. “The bottom line for us is that we don’t want to be stereotyped and called one thing or another...we just want to make good music, be a good band, and make people happy.” The love isn’t just for the fans either: “[Will’s] the heartbeat of Holland, and personally, I think he’s a genius,” says brother Josiah.


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Will & Josiah, the Holland Brothers were part of the 'Tooth & Nail' experience back in the early-to-mid 00's.

First, releasing their debut album under the name 'Holland' and then shifting to 'The Lonely Hearts' because of label recommendation.

In another installment of the 'Truth, Soul, Rock & Roll' series of episodes, we're taking a look into another former 'Christian rock band' of the time.

We get into a discussion about T&N's approach as a label, how a young adult processes new life experiences amidst a significant amount of grief, and how do you define success when you've 'made it' but are then quickly discarded from those who helped you 'make it'.

You're definitely going to enjoy this fantastic episode AND as a side-note, the album 'Photographs & Tidalwaves' was one of my favorite albums throughout all of high school and was consistently in my rotation. After listening to this episode of the podcast be sure to check out the album!

Enjoy this brief description of Holland from their Tooth & Nail bio back in the day:


Change appears to be a reoccurring theme in the lives of Holland members as of late. Between a new name, record label, and relocation to Nashville, among some personal tragedy (“Losing Jim”, “Bring Back July”), Will (vocals, guitar), Josiah (bass), and Yogi (drums) have had plenty to write about. But it’s this change that makes the best rock songs, and the best rock songs that make the change a little easier to deal with. Holland maximizes these difficulties as art, and turns them into infectiously hooky, four-on-the-floor rock anthems of surprising maturity and substance. Citing influences such as Superdrag, Foo Fighters, and primarily, the Beatles, Holland’s sound and message make perfect sense upon first listen. “Its just that there's such a hungry world out there, starving for any answer. I feel like we've been equipped to tell them something good; that life doesn’t really have to be so hard” Songs like “The Whole World”, featuring an immediately memorable chorus, make clear that Holland intend to drive that positivism home with a vengeance. And perhaps a subliminal message or two. Will Holland’s lyricism is well developed and thoughtful, but his melodies, for sure, are what will cause the widespread epidemic of whistling. Should Holland have their way, it’ll be one of the non-exclusive variety. “The bottom line for us is that we don’t want to be stereotyped and called one thing or another...we just want to make good music, be a good band, and make people happy.” The love isn’t just for the fans either: “[Will’s] the heartbeat of Holland, and personally, I think he’s a genius,” says brother Josiah.


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Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/after-the-encore/message

1 hr 59 min

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