Thursday, March 25, 2010

Honeyhoney - Little Toy Gun

      This is a band that met and formed in L.A., he was a music composer for T.V. and she was an actress. They clicked and started writing songs together. Keifer Sutherland liked them and signed them to a label, Ironworks, that he co-owns. They made an EP called Loose Boots, then they toured with Lifehouse (also on Ironworks), and then they released a full length album, First Rodeo, that came out in March of this year. They were also just at SXSW.
       What I really like about their music is it is a little jazzy-pop ("Slow Brains"), a little country, a little bit of twang ("Not for long"), and some songs, like "Bouncing ball", are just plain and simple with some great lyrics. While her voice lacks the depth that would really grab your attention, you almost don't realize because the songs are a lot of fun, plus she can play the fiddle. It is really a great album, one of those that you can listen to all the way through without getting music ADD. It brings to mind wide open spaces and cowboy boots stomping on a dusty barn floor without being a country album. I recommend everything, there is not one song I dislike, they even do a good cover of The Smashing Pumpkins' 1979. They have an April residency at the Hotel Cafe in L.A. which is just one of the signs that this will be a band to keep your eye on, they have mainstream appeal and I think they have potential to do really well. Listen on myspace. Check out their live performance of Not For Long to get a taste of their other side.

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