“Brilliantly balanced between dream pop, new-wave, and post-punk, Toronto quintet Hollow Graves just might be our newest obsession,” declares kid with a vinyl.
Hollow Graves’ dreamy lofi album Mid-Century Modern (Jan 21) was inspired by life events before and during the pandemic. Songs touch on the loneliness of being secluded, relationship and personal struggles, while also offering glimpses of hope and enjoyment.
“Borderline” is a story about a person whose personal struggles are being spread to friends and family in a negative way. The band expands, “even though you may try to help a struggling friend, you might not be able to affect positive change until they can help themselves first.”