Saturday, March 28, 2015

HoneyHoney To Release III on June 9 on Rounder Records

The LA-based duo HoneyHoney are giving fans a sneak peek at their first single, “You and I,” from their third full-length release, III, due out June 9 on Rounder Records. The project is was recorded in Nashville and produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson). According to the press release:
"It delivers straight-from-the-gut honesty and elegance of storytelling that makes the new album both cathartic and electrifying. While the album finds HoneyHoney offering their most finely crafted melodies and richly textured sound to date, the band also embodies a loose and scrappy energy drawn out with some help from Cobb"
The follow up to 2011’s Billy Jack (named one of the top albums of the year by American Songwriter), III finds lead singer/banjo player/violinist Suzanne Santo and vocalist/guitarist Ben Jaffe twisting their harmony-driven mix of country and Americana-infused rock and roll through tales of lost souls, broken boys, and girls with gold in their spit.

“Dave never let me obsess over my vocals,” says Santo, whose sultry but tender voice intensifies the intimacy of each track. “He’d just be like, ‘Nope, that was raw, we got it, we’re good.’” Adds Jaffe: “He didn’t really allow us to overthink anything, which is great for what we do – the more barriers you can remove to get to the soul of it, the better.”

Rolling Stone recently named the highly anticipated record one of “20 Reasons To Love This Year,” declaring that “the fierce, ball-busting attitude that steered the boy-girl twosome during their DIY days is still on full display.”

Listen to the first single, "You and I," below:

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