"[Company] ended up being one of the biggest surprises of my entire SXSW experience. I knew that they have been opening up for Band of Horses on their current tour, so I knew that a band that earned that opening position had to be great, but not as great as they really ended up being. Their sound is very southern rock with a contemporary vibe and the lead singers voice is something special."
- Ryan Allingham
Holy City illustrates the varied and masterful songwriting abilities of
Brian Hannon, with some songs akin to the lo-fi warmth and intimacy
produced by the other Carolina in the 1990s. While other songs create
gentle, psychedelic-Americana sound collages evoking the likes of Band of
Horses or Mojave 3.
Consistent throughout the album, however, is the
lyrical acumen displayed by Hannon, as he touches on the timeless themes
of love, loss, aging, and more. Delivered with cadences and phrasing
which at times is reminiscent of James Mercer (Shins), but always
maintaining an earnestness and authenticity distinctly unique.
Holy City chronicles Company from their earliest incarnations, with some
songs being performed solely by Hannon (Waiting for Saints to Arrive), to
some more recent recordings as a full band.