Straight Out the Casket, Rising Up


OK.  Enough sleeping.  I’m not so sure I have a valid excuse for hardly posting.  Yes, I’m the new owner of an incredible dog.  And yes, he’s taken up lots of my time.  But I’m still able to listen to music in between the potty training and frequent puppy kisses. 

 Honeycut originally caught my eye a couple months ago just after they released their first full length album, The Day I Turned to Glass.  The song with the same name hit me first and made quite an impact. 

 The beginning beat resembles one of Dr. Dre’s patented West-Coast, G-Funk Era grooves.  It’s dark with a skosh of mysteriousness added to it that immediately causes a head to sway or a foot to tap.  It loops for 30 seconds before lead singer, Bart Davenport steps to the mic and croons his way through the cut. 

Incidentally, the band is signed to Quannum Records; a label famous for housing such reputable acts as DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born and Blackalicious.  The album slides all over the place and has flashes of R&B, soul and funk at the core with some electronics, synths and strings mixed in.  Davenport shows as much range with his vocals as well.

 Peep it if you dig it:

Honeycut – The Day I Turned to Glass

Honeycut – Exodus Honey


2 Responses to “Straight Out the Casket, Rising Up”

  1. 1 Dave
    November 29, 2006 at 8:05 am

    Man, way to come correct! I can’t listen to it now, but when I bounce home, I’m all over this. We’re coming back strong….

  2. 2 Dave
    November 29, 2006 at 8:32 pm

    Was your dad a good glass maker?

    I’m feelin’ the Dre influenced beats over the other track, kid. Your G-Funk reference is right on. Nice work!

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