Playlist: The Honey Brothers
Wed, 03 Jun 2009 08:30:40
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The Honey Brothers make pop with a purpose.
They coat soaring sugary hooks with just the right amount of attitude. The Honey Brothers' new EP, Demonstration (due out on 6/16), infuses true lyrical poetry into massive melodies. Oh yeah, upping the cool factor, Adrian Grenier of Entourage plays drums and lays down some vocals. In between cruising L.A. with Turtle, E, Johnny Drama and Ari Gold, Adrian found the time to make quite the record with his "brothers."
In order to get ARTISTdirect.com closer to Demonstration, Adrian and guitarist/vocalist D.S. Posner wanted to give us a look at what makes The Honey Brothers tick musically. So they opened up their respective iTunes playlists and gave us an exclusive peek at what they're spinning.
Check out their D.S. and Adrian's playlists below and don't forget to pick up Demonstration on June 16th!
Adrien Grenier's Playlist:
1. Notorious B.I.G.
Adrian: My ever-continuing, never-ending playlist always has a little Notorious B.I.G.
D.S.: Oh come on!
Adrian: What? I'm not allowed to listen to "Big Poppa?" [Laughs]
Adrian: There's always a little bit of Faust on my playlist.
Adrian: I'm actually going to see Fischerspooner tonight!
4. Of Montreal
Adrian: I do like Of Montreal! They won me over with some really great songs.
5. The Ting Tings
6. Black Kids
Adrian: I've been getting into dance stuff—music to make you move your body. I saw Black Kids the other day, and they were amazing.
7. Mates of State
Adrian: I think Mates of State has come a long way. They've always written really catchy and classically indie rock songs, but I think they're becoming more poppy and dancey as well.
Adrian: I was a big Funkadelic fan as a kid, besides the obvious Beatles and Zeppelin combination. I got really into funk and soul.
9. Led Zeppelin
D.S. Posner's Playlist:
1. Dirty Projectors
D.S.: I'm very excited to hear their new record. I've been following them recently, and I find them very inspiring.
2. Animal Collective
4. Girl Talk
D.S.: I think we're playing one of the festivals with Girl Talk, and that's always a fun phenomenon.
Adrian: We're playing with Roy Ayers too. Did you see that?
D.S.: Who is that?
Adrian: You don't know who Roy Ayers is? C'mon, man [Laughs]. "My life, my life, my life…everybody loves the sunshine! We live in Brooklyn baby."
D.S.: I'm going to have to admit that I don't.
Adrian: You're going to have to be lashed for this.
D.S.: I'll take my lashing.
5. Grizzly Bear
D.S.: I love Grizzly Bear. I think they're new records going to be dope, but I haven't really heard it just yet.