New Jersey, USA!
These guys used to be called Porridge but now they are Ms.Honey, which is hopefully named after my and also I guess Matilda’s idol. I think Ms.Honey might have been my first crush, I’m sorry for forgetting about you.
This month their debut EP was born and Sunburnt, the EPs closing number, made me just stop and go “whaaaat!”. This is such a sad beautiful song. I’m really bad at interpreting songs, but for me lines such as…
If I lay outside all day
My skin will turn bright red
If I lay in bed all day
I’ll get blue
…make me think of the struggle that is making decisions, and commitment, and how sometimes even the right decisions can still leave a sadness.
I’m a very indecisive person, and Sunburnt is the perfect soundtrack to that feeling of just ghosting through life, and forever saying “I’ll have what you’re having” in bars.
Go check out the whole EP on bandcamp! …while I go listen to Sufjan.
10 Commandments out of 10.
I couldn’t get the sound of this track out of my head, it’s so beautiful put together, like a lovely hand crafted rocking chair – rocking being the appropriate type of chair here.
Anyway, enough about chairs.
Eh is such a loud and in your face song, but at the same time there’s a warmness there, like an unattended fire that just wants a hug. I’m amazed at how much has been squeezed into 4 minutes, there’s harmonies, multiple guitar solos, a whole lot of love and even some lyrics. But in all seriousness, I love the vocals, the guitar is so so sweet and it’s an amazing track – if they sound like this live I gotta go to Pennsylvania.
Go check out the rest of the EP, it came out in 2016, so hopefully there’ll be more Spherehead music soon!
9 Commandments out of 10.
Athens, Georgia! America!
Little Explosions is so so good, I hope wf addams won’t find this insulting but it brings back all that was good about teen college dramas. Scenes of kids running away from home, a teenager turning their back on a crush and not looking back, a renegade with a troubled past and nothing left to lose – generally all scenes that involve someone dramatically leaving something or someone, while the renegade watches from afar.
Regardless of my obsession with Jimmy Eat World (I think they sound vaguely similar, in a good way!), the vocals rule, as does the slow burning rhetoric “Do I Look Convincing Yet?”.
Check out the whole Signs of Wear EP below! Also great illustration!
9 Commandments out of 10
JACK! I think New York!
First of all ‘Honest To Dog‘ is an absolute 10/10 song name, just needed to clarify that before we got started.
This is one of those songs that I kinda don’t feel worthy of reviewing, it’s incredibly emotional, moving and gives me some of those Jeff Buckley Grace shivers – brrrrr *does the shivering mime*. I genuinly feel like I’m trespassing into the world of JACK (Brittany Costa) just by listening, but I’m listening anyway … at a safe distance.
Honest To Dog builds and falls in intensity with the grace of the mighty Mitski, especially with the repeated “it ain’t right“. Silence really can be such a powerful sound, don’t you forget that kids!
Go listen and trespass* to and on JACK’s Resting Places EP now on bandcamp fool. Oh and this came out last year, and Facebook tells me JACK has a new EP launch party in August woo!
10 Commandments out of 10
*we do not endorse the act of trespassing, so don’t go using us as an excuse for your renegade adventures