May 2015 National Music Reviews

Review: HOLY – Stabs

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HOLY
Stabs
PNKSLM Recordings
Street: 03.11
HOLY = The Shivas + The Brian Jonestown Massacre
 
Stabs is your average West Coast, surf-styled, dream-pop album. However, HOLY is just a one-man band, and he’s not from the West Side—try Sweden! Seeing the band’s name and album’s title, I was expecting some dark shit, but this album is far from it. Stabs does have the everyday West Coast–vibe tracks, heavy reverb included, but the songs sure as hell are catchy. We were blessed with 13 of them—no skimping there! So, if you’ve worn out your Beach Fossils and DIIV albums, add this one to the collection. It delivers everything you want in a modern-day surf rock album—nothing more, nothing less. –Dylan Evans
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