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    Tue, 06 Mar 2012 11:24:47

    The Honey Brothers Are Back - How sweet!

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    The Honey Brothers are back after an unreasonably long wait. What took 'em so long? Well, their travels have been far and wide, the adventures all too close and narrow, but they return to the shores of Brooklyn with a real peach, the aptly titled Time Flies Like a Peach, available April 17 on Velour Records. The band's first full-length release since 2006's Songs for Your Sister, this latest effort was produced by Malcolm Burn (Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith) and recorded in Kingston, NY. The Honey Brothers will play a handful of select dates to support the album upon the release, so the string of having to wait should be effectively eradicated.

    The Honey Brothers are: Ari Gold (Hoyt Honey) on ukulele, keys and vocals; DS Posner (Dr. J Carl Honey) on vocals and guitar; Adrian Grenier (yes, that one) (Honey DuContra) on drums, vocals and guitar; Andrew Vladeck (Dory Honey) on banjo, guitar, ukulele and vocals; and Daniel Green (Sonny Honey) on bass. Initially formed as a ukulele-singing trio on the streets of New York, The Honey Brothers morphed into the eclectic, electric band they are today, merging a high-energy post-punk sound with traditional music and pop song-craft.

    Fast-talking, lifelong New Yorkers, The Honey Brothers have a lot to say about their new record, but for now Daniel Green (Sonny Honey) does the honors: "The record was fun to make and also a bitch to record, but it sounds less defensive about tackling big topics and themes than anything we've ever done." Ari Gold (Hoyt Honey) added, "The band wants to write songs that help us all live in the present. Music can have longing, humor, and joy. I think our music is trying to find the utopia of love in a world that might be going to shit."

    Tour Dates:

    Thursday, April 19, 2012 | NYC | Bowery Ballroom
    Friday, April 27, 2012 | Philadelphia, PA | North Star
    Saturday, April 28, 2012 | Washington, DC | DC9

    Are you sweet on the Honey Brothers?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    03.06.12



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