On October 24, Los Angeles-based, Nashville-influenced duo honeyhoney are set to release their new album, Billy Jack, on honeyhoney Records/Lost Highway (through Fontana Distribution). Not country, not folk, not indie rock, their music is a hybrid that defies simple definition.
Produced primarily by Raymond Richards (Local Natives), Billy Jack finds the musicians Suzanne Santo and Ben Jaffe threading sweet melodies from start to finish. Their first single, â€œTurn That Finger Around,â€ is a steady-grooving story detailing hard times with a memorable hook and some Southern twang. A slow burn seethes beneath the gospel-flavored tale of romantic doubt, â€œDon’t Know How (Slow Mover),â€ while strings baste the mourning ballad â€œAngel of Death,â€ and â€œThin Lineâ€ explores dissatisfaction, good times and loss through the blues. From the dark smolder of â€œGlad I Done What I Didâ€ and stark piano of â€œLA River,â€ to the euphoric romp of â€œLet’s Get Wreckedâ€â€”honeyhoneyâ€™s music embraces the sound of what it means to be alive.
To support the release of Billy Jack, the pair is currently out on the road with their full band on a 41-date nationwide â€œTen Buck Tour.â€ The co-headlining trek with indie folk singer-songwriter Joshua James began on September 21 â€” with all tickets priced at $10 or less (service charge and walk-ups not included).
HONEYHONEY 2011 â€œTEN BUCK TOURâ€ DATES
October 18 — Northampton, MA — Iron Horse Music Hall
October 19 — Pittsburgh, PA — Club CafÃ© Live
October 20 — Cleveland, OH — The Grog Shop
October 22 — Indianapolis, IN — Radio Radio
October 23 — Ann Arbor, MI — The Blind Pig
October 25 — Chicago, IL — Schubas
October 26 — Milwaukee, WI — Shank Hall
October 27 — Madison, WI — The Frequency
October 29 — Minneapolis, MN — Fine Line Music CafÃ©
October 31 — Omaha, NE — The Waiting Room
November 2 — Denver, CO — Soiled Dove
November 3 — Aspen, CO — The Belly-Up
November 4 — Salt Lake City, UT — State Theatre
November 6 — Seattle, WA — Nectar Lounge
November 7 — Portland, OR — Backspace
November 8 — Eugene, OR — John Henryâ€™s
November 10 — San Francisco, CA — Hotel Utah
November 11 — Santa Barbara, CA — Soho
November 13 — Los Angeles, CA — The Troubadour