If you ever wished Ronnie Spector had gone through a goth phase, then you might like the Casket Girls. The Savannah, GA, trioâ€”made up of Black Moth Super Rainbow singer Ryan Graveface and sisters Elsa and Phaedra Greeneâ€” combines the familiar harmonies of â€™60s girl groups with synths to make their own very distinct style of pop. Staying in a minor key throughout Sleepwalking, their debut album, the Casket Girls are pleasantly morose. With its haunted house organ, â€śIâ€™ve Got a Secretâ€ť acts as a theme song for the band, while the title track questions whether or not dy- ing would finally allow them to get some rest. On â€śWhistle and I Will Come,â€ť the women sweetly ask their loves to follow them to the other side, making it a love song worthy of a Tim Burton film. The Casket Girlsâ€™ brand of goth pop is definitely dark, but itâ€™s a perfect mixture of doom and optimism that keeps you hanging on every word.
By Shannon Carlin
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