The Black Hollies, Casting Shadows

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

On Casting Shadows, tri state natives the Black Hollies (featuring former members of Rye Coalition), further develop the psych-y freakbeat sound they debuted on their debut (2006's Crimson Reflections). Kneeling at the Nuggets altar, the album is awash in fuzzed-out guitars and tamborine stomps. Miming the sonic blueprints of the Sonics and Standelles is nothin 'new, but the fluttery vocals of lead man Justin Morey lend a wispiness and delicacy missing from many beat revival acts. Standouts include "Paisley Pattern Ground" and "Running Through My Mind."