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    Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:12:44

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Hollis Brown - Learn everything you need to know!

    Amy Sciarretto nabbed some time with NYC rockers Hollis Brown --specifically frontman Mike Montali. Rock ain't dead, if they have anything to say about it. The band released Ride on the Train last month, but they spoke about the virtues of TV watching and more.

    If you were not doing music, you would be...

    Probably saying "Would you like fries with that?" or something close to it.

    Do you have any non-music skills, hobbies or talents?

    I think I am the best television watcher of all time. I burned through season one of Homeland in a day. Same with Game of Thrones. There's really no time for it on the road so when I get home I like to unwind.

    Pick ONE song from your record and share a writing or recording story. Put us there and tell us something we'd only know since you told us.

    I was taking the subway in New York City when a Mariachi band hopped on the train. They were dressed in intricate costumes with matching sombreros and guitars and cowboy boots. They just started playing this music that was infectious and I couldn't help thinking how they weren't some huge Mexican band and that they were just on a train playing for tips. As soon as they got off at the next stop and things quieted, I started to try and write a melody in my head that would fit one of there songs. That's how 'Ride on the Train' happened. I had this whole South America/Latin thing in my head but then when we took it to the recording studio it just sounded awful. So we played and played with it for hours to get the groove we have now. It's amazing where inspiration comes from and where a song can wind up.

    Is rock dead? Can Hollis Brown resuscitate it?

    I think Rock is on life support, we have to snap the fuck out of it, and rebel against these laptops making music.

    Twitter-size your bio - 140 words or characters, your choice, on what we NEED to know!

    NYC grit mixed with an American sound. Cleverly-crafted songs and a live show that will put you on your ass.

    Floor, meet ass, courtesy of Hollis Brown!

    Will you check out Hollis Brown now? You need to!

    —Amy Sciarretto

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