honeychain – Alt-fuzz trio honeychain take you to the “Happy House” – PREMIERE

Up in the hills above Los Angeles, pop-fuzzters honeychain take us on a trip to the “Happy House” in their brand spankin’ new video which finds them tackling this Siouxsie & the Banshees gem from 1980’s Kaleidoscope. The jangle and the hooks are BIG, and the pop is a bit darker. honeychain bassist Andre Tusques elasticized interplay co-mingles with Hillary’s signature jangle and fuzz, and drummer Loye Aubrey Jr. holds it all together with a minimal and hypnotic rhythm.

I asked honeychain frontwoman Hillary Burton when this new treat the band cooked up for us came about. She tell us, “We recorded the basics a few months ago, then I did my guitars and vocals here at my house a few weeks ago. I mixed and mastered it, and then we shot footage Saturday and I edited the video this week. When I get a bee in my bonnet I work fast. I was also so inspired by Andre’s bass playing and Loye’s drumming on this track, so I was excited to get this released as a single pronto.”

The video was filmed on location (partially with drones!) in the foothills above Los Angeles near Angeles National Forest, a spot where Burton can be found buzzing around on her Ducati when not filming videos for catchy goth pop songs about mental institutions!

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Courtney DelMar

Aside from writing about bands for 50THIRDAND3RD, CJDelMar runs the Girlsville Records imprint out of Portland, OR. Girlsville is home to bands like COACHWHIPS, HOOD RATS, TOWANDA, MR. AIRPLANE MAN, VIRVON VARVON, & THE PRISSTEENS. girlsville.bandcamp.com

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