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Crumb, Part Deux



The BIG STIR DIGITAL SINGLES SERIES takes a delightful detour to Arizona and the fertile fields of Americana to feature CAROL PACEY & THE HONEY SHAKERS with a preview of their forthcoming album Bliss! “Crumb” b/w a rollicking cover of THE VIOLENT FEMMES' classic “Add It Up” will be released Friday, August 9 and are available for pre-order now!

Phoenix rock journalist Mitchell Hillman lets you know what the band, and the A-Side, are all about:

"It's rare that an Americana act rocks harder than most rock'n'roll acts, but that's why Carol Pacey & The Honey Shakers are far from being just any old Americana act. CPHS has cultivated their own sound and invented their own genre: Americana Thrash Pop. It's a winning combination and a loveable mix that keeps you propelled with a down home, hook heavy vibe at a break neck speed. It's the Honey Shakers' indelible art to be sure. "Crumb" is the latest signature single from CPHS in anticipation of their long overdue third album Bliss due to be released later this year, and yes it rocks incredibly hard--almost knocking the "pop" out of their own equation. It's the tale of a femme fatale feeding a crumb of affection and maybe some adoration to a lover much in need of external validation. It's clearly the protagonist calling the shots here and making use of their lovers every flaw to get exactly what they want or need out of the situation. The setup for the song and the delivery are near works of genius. It's worth noting that the lyrics are entirely gender neutral which may be an Americana first, honestly--this could be sung by a man or a woman without changing a pronoun. I only mention "femme fatale" here because Carol Pacey is one hell of a powerful woman and she works that guile throughout every lyrical moment found here. It's a hell of a preview of the album to come to be sure. "

The band's live act is boisterous, joyous and beguiling, and that's how we fell in love with them, in their native Phoenix and on their forays to Souther California. ANDY BORUNDA's incendiary guitar fireworks complement Carol's vocals to perfection, while BEN DELUCA (drums) and WILL GANTRY (bass) provide the kick that keeps the tunes going. BLISS will see release on CD and vinyl this fall, but for now, these two slices of honey-dripping thrash-pop delight are BIG STIR SINGLES SERIES exclusives!

New Merch

We are all updated and ready to for YOU...!!!!

Band friends

I am posting this note here because we have some band friends that do not use social media, rather they visit our website and that is quite wonderful. You hear so much about social media...then it changes to email...then back to social media and well, maybe do social groups...blah, blah, BLAH!!! This is OUR place to share for sure and I definitely try to add things on the blog that are NOT anyplace else because it is OUR place! Anyway, we had two shows yesterday and I wanted to take a minute to thank our band friends who surprised us with their presence. It means a lot to us when you show up and I hope you know how much we appreciate you. We are pretty used to playing for folks we don't know and/or empty rooms...we've got that down when you surprise us, I get a bit mushy inside. So, thank you again, friends. I hope I hugged you good!!! <3

Who You Gonna Call?

Joe Asselin of Switchblade Sound

Nathan James of Vault Mastering

Chris Muth of Taloowa Corporation

Aine Guiney of Microforum Vinyl

Michael McCartney of DezignZ by Soup

NM-CO Tour 2019, part deux

Gotta say, I could be on the road 365 so with that, Andy and I are outta here again! If you have friends in NM and CO, please consider letting them know where we'll be and when!!!  

Big Stir Records & CPHS

If you follow us on FB...I'd say 'social media,' but let's be honest, it's really only FB...I let folks know yesterday that Big Stir is hosting our first single release off of Bliss on Friday, August 9!!! They will have it for presale at their singles site, on Sunday, August 4. I won't spill the beans on which song we decided to release first, but because of how Big Stir does their awesomeness, TWO songs will be available...a B side if you will...and I think you'll LOVE our choice for B side!!!

Bliss, Part Tres

With so many local bands shouting out about new records every day on social, I hope we don't get lost in the shuffle. That said, I'm so stoked for everybody shouting out about their new music; it is not an easy feat!!! And THAT said, we inched closer today to the completion of Bliss...masters are done!!! I still can't do better than a "2019" release date, but I feel better about "sooner than later" today... I will say that this record has a little something for everybody I think...including ballads!!! Wahahhahahaht?!?!?! Yep!!! And I will say that we have a triple fun way of introducing the first single off the record lining up, but I have to keep that under wraps a little longer it seems... So, keep enjoying the cover and stay tuned!!! XOXO - CP

Music for Maisie Charity Concert

Please consider and details on our show page for August 24.


Andy's Picks

Somebody "picked" up new picks that YOU can get at our live shows!!!

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