Bees Make It. We Shake It!

I will rock a lot of younger people under the table, not with the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle, I can’t do that. But I can perform and have a good time. I’m proud of starting off later.” - Carol Pacey

The Entertainer! Magazine

Somehow, Carol Pacey makes her own version nearly as heart wrenching as the original, matching the on-the-verge of tears vocal of the original with a strained sadness. It is an enchanting cover, sounding homespun with beautiful guitar work by Andy Borunda and a vocal chorus of harmonies that is unexpected. It's down to acoustic roots on this number and beautifully so, with a homespun charm to it that may or may not match reality. ” - Mitchell Hillman

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I very much enjoyed Phoenix’s own Carol Pacey & The Honey Shakers’ work as featured on The Fourth Wave and If Romance Is Dead Then I Want To be Dead Too is no let down. Their incendiary punk energy made me think of X here and the slower and sunny Love Does shows they’re no slouches when applying the brakes as well.” - Ian Canty

Louder Than War

“Love Does” definitely diverges from the band’s generally ruckus rock style, but this is the B-side track offers a little something sweet and tender for the real fans who like to dive a little deeper.” - Yab Yum Music & Arts

Yab Yum Music & Arts

Carol and Andy are my friends. I love them as musicians, but I love them more, I love them completely, as people. Why? What have they ever done for me? They have written the words that get stuck, when the time feels like it will never move again. And suddenly…. light shows. Like honey.” - Ryan B. Clark

Ghost Writer Press

Love does what love does because it doesn’t care what once was" are some of the truest words ever writ, and no matter how many times that sentiment is shared, the truth of it never runs dry. Falling into love, especially when least expected, when you've built wall after wall to protect yourself from romantic harm, is one of those magical experiences in life that redeems the soul. "Love Does" carries that feeling, that vibration in every note, every word. The lyrics aren't complicated, they don't have to be, because this is exactly what love does.” - Mitchell Hillman

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It's a brave move opening an album with a title like "If Romance Is Dead Then I Want to Be Dead Too"--I mean this would maybe be expected on an Emo record or a Goth platter--but it's a tough sell for upbeat Americana. It verges on a Rockabilly punk freak out that will almost certainly have cross genre appeal to the Gothabilly crowd. It's an unusual start to an album called Bliss, but damn does it get the blood pumping, feet stomping and hips shaking. It's a stunning, explosive beginning and really serves to set this album apart from its predecessors. Hot damn.” - Mitchell Hillman

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The hybrid forms of Power Pop, for example, the sound of Carol Pacey & the Honey Shakers. This band has taken the usual formula and extended it with other genres such as Americana, thrash and blues.” - Kevin Burke

Eighth Day Magazine

Rock, Thrash, and Country: An Interview with Carol Pacey I first heard of Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers from Big Stir Singles: The Fourth Wave. "Crumb," their A-Side, is a great original, but their Violent Femme’s cover needs to be heard. I also know Dramarama’s "Anything Anything" well. I’d love to hear a woman sing it.” - Andrea Weiss

All Around Records

Bliss, their third album, reminds me a bit of Neko Case’s debut, The Virginian, but I like it a lot better, as this band’s Americana thrash is much livelier and not trad, and Pacey’s soulful singing is more forthcoming emotionally and lyrically. I also like the way she takes no guff and isn't mournful about it.” - Andrea Weiss

All Around Records