Honey Power

Macrosilly

by Jason MacNeil

14 March 2007

 

Honey Power come from that hotbed of rock and roll… Estonia. Estonia should be proud of this group, which has just as much in common with New Order as they do the Smashing Pumpkins. The mid-tempo, indie-rock feel oozing out of “Bonnie Meets Clyde” is quite good for an opening track, and lead singer Martin Kikas seems to be having lots of fun with it also. Short, punchy, and raw rock tracks are the order of the day with a very, very good “Traveling Nonstop” that resembles an outtake from the Replacements’ Tim masterpiece. Fans of bands like the Cure and particularly the Shout Out Louds would enjoy and revel in “Fake Blue Sky”, which hits the ground running on all cylinders. Nothing here is truly horrible, although one of the average or mediocre songs is the slower, moodier “Plug Me In”, which comes off as having been shortcircuited. But even this song slowly grows on the listener. Perhaps what sells the album is that so many of the songs are not polished much, if at all, including a finely crafted “Relax Relax (Your Stereo Is Fine)” and the just as stellar “Bearhill”. Honey Power rarely falters with surefire gems such as “Lights from Pillow” and the ear candy coming from “Casino Stoner”.

Macrosilly

Rating:

 

We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work as independent cultural critics and historians. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing and challenging times. Thanks everyone.

//comments
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

// Sound Affects

"The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

READ the article