The California Honeydrops
Nothing At All
From Soft Spot
With the street-cred still intact since their busking days on the local subway, Oakland based California Honeydrops prepare to release their new album. Soft Spot is their piece de la resistance that just happens to offer its own brand of magnetism. Taken from the record, their recent single Nothing At All and groovy b-side Good Times, a Sam Cook cover, have been looping the loop on people's playlists for a couple of weeks already. What began as a duo between singer Wierzynkski and his drummer Ben Malament soon became a band when the two friends acquired Johnny Bones on clarinet and tenor sax, Lorenzo Loera on keyboards, and Beau Beaulleiu on the bass. This full-on multi-instrumental sound has only served to elevate the underground and proud sense of worth encapsulated in their music.
A car-radio style smoothness reveals melodic guitar and piano and a funky jazz inspired drum-score adds a dash of metal and loosely framed snare. The springs rattle to the slosh of the hats as Wierzynkski dreamily begins to wave his delicately wholesome voice across the architecture of sound. Sleek and vibrant, the forms of motion picture composition rise in dramatic curls of inflection and musical fill.
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