The Black Hollies have announced that they will release their new album Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere on October 22nd, 2013 via Ernest Jenning Record Co. In celebration of the announcement, the band is debuting the title track from the new album, which is available above.
Led by Justin Angelo Morey and his long-time collaborators Herbert Wiley and Jon Gonnelli (all three of whom are also members of the recently reunited Rye Coalition) as well as drummer Nick Ferrante (White Hills), the band’s latest album is the product of nearly three years of writing and recording.
Initially conceived in 2010 the record was repeatedly scrapped and restarted while Morey demoed a huge amount of music in both Jersey City and Nashville. Ultimately, he entered Moonlight Mile studio in Hoboken with engineer Mike Moebius in January of 2012 with 20+ songs loosely arranged in his head and a plan to put them all to tape over the course of 3 weekends. Instead, the process took nearly a year of constant recording and rearranging, with the band members all contributing to an endless wall of sounds utilizing rare fuzz boxes and old combo organs and Morey himself tracking everything from his usual bass and vocals to drums and guitar.
The end result is an album driven by influences as divergent as Spacemen 3, Can, The 13th Floor Elevators, and The Stone Roses weaving in and out of noise drenched pop songs and extensive hallucinatory suites.
Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere tracklist:
1. No Illusion
2. Unless It’s My Imagination
3. Benevolent Beacon
6. When It’s Time To Come Down
7. Forwards And Backwards
8. Here Comes the Rain
9. Where Do We Go From Here
10. Wake Me When It’s Over
11. Lunatic Influenza Part I: Yesterday’s Sorrows (The Past Is Washed Away With Change)
12. Lunatic Influenza Part II: Take Me As I Am
13. Lunatic Influenza Part III: PATH Into the Sun