The Out Crowd featured guitarist and vocalist Matt Hollywood, a former and now current member of The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Then I Saw The Holy City was produced by Brian Coates of The Great Northwest, engineer/producer for The Dandy Warhols, and released in the fall of 2004 on The Kora Records.
Said Hollywood upon the album’s release, “The Holy City is Love, romantic love that you feel for another human, compassionate love for those who suffer… angry love for those who cause suffering. It’s really one long ode to Life, Love, and Freedom.”
This is an album that you will want to listen to all in one sitting, and then listen to it again. Sounds and themes are brought in and out of earshot in a masterfully woven tapestry. You will find yourself drawing connections between the songs and hearing questions asked on one track answered on another. It truly is a journey.
The Out Crowd supported fellow neo-psychedelic bands Dead Meadow and The Warlocks in 2004 as well as The Dandy Warhols on their 2005 North American tour. The band parted ways in 2006.