The Black Hollies, Casting Shadows
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."