Bees Make it. We Shake it!

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

Carol Pacey & The Honey Shakers (Crumb, Add It Up): “Crumb” begins as a alt-country stomper before adding a little punk flavor a la Exene Cervenka. There’s also a hint of Grace Slick in the vocal delivery. “Add It Up” starts with a haunting, processed acapella vocal, with more punk flavor as the band comes in.” - Mike Deangelis

There Once Was A Note

The fourth volume of virtual A- and B-sides is some of the best pop/rock today. Some tracks are more punk rock, some more folk rock, some psychedelic, and some pure pop. All are melodic. Everything is here: good times, like Dolph Chaney's “I’m OK;” bad times in The Vapour Trails' "Drowning As I Fall In;" love in all its forms; and sex, like Carol Pacey & The Honey Shakers' amazing, feminist cover of the Violent Femmes' "Add it Up," which also includes a great gun control message. ” - Andrea Weiss

All Around Records

Now, for the music, this is not a stocking filler, this is simply all killer. Personally it is like a memorable dive into some of my favourite power-pop tracks of the last few months. Kicking off respectively with the Big Star disciples sparkle jets U.K. and their cracking version of “The Ballad Of El Goodo”. This track recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis with Jody Stephens is accompanied by the ‘B’ side further down the collection “You And Your Sister”. Not only are the original singles issued here, but they are joined by the digital flipside, so almost all acts get a second musical bite of the cherry. The music shifts into the blissful guitar drench of the Broken Arrows and the anthemic “Behind The Eight Ball”. With plenty of nuggets to mine in the punk assault of The Reflectors and the bluesy-Americana of Carol Pacey & The Honey Shakers. ” - Kevin Burke

The Big Takeover

Carol Pacey & the Honey Shakers have long been a staple of the local rock scene. And, with the release of Bliss earlier this year, the band shows no signs of slowing. Pacey and her brood of Honey Shakers have a classic-meets-contemporary rocknroll sound that feels right at home here in Tempe. And, best of all, the band brings an infectious energy to all their live performances which has established them as a fan favorite here in town. Of course, it’s hard to wrangle Carol in her constant moving and honey shaking, but we managed to pin her down (with guitarist Andy Borunda’s help) to talk about Bliss, songwriting, cover songs, and more! ” - Carly Schorman

Yab Yum Music & Arts

If Romance is Dead Then I Want to be Dead Too : Some years ago I introduced a friend of mine to Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers and his first comment was, “Wow he crams a lot of words in there!  He is really clear, and surprisingly fast.”  This is true, and also true of Carol Pacey.  Some of the lines in these songs require the vocal clips of a Micro Machines Television Commercial, and you really have to listen carefully to be able to unpack everything she is shakin at you.  Like honey kisses.  But these honey kisses are “so deep {you} can’t breathe, but a dream of a kiss is not all that {you} need.  {You} need it all.  {You} want it all.”  And you can imagine Carol giving it all, laying it out like a filleted heart on the floor, to share that idealistic dream with you.  And you are rockin and dancin and scootin across the floor dancing to rekindle dreams that are all too easily ignored and forgotten.” - Ryan B. Clark

Keep the Greasy Side Down (blog)

Bliss is Carol Pacey & The Honey Shakers eagerly awaited and long overdue third album. Following Yeah Yeah Yeah (2014) and Eyes on the Prize (2016) the band themselves have set the bar amazingly high, but the trifecta has been achieved. 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 ” - Mitchell Hillman

On our very own website!

The Americana thrash-pop veterans will celebrate the release of a single called "Crumb" for a forthcoming album called "Bliss" on Big Stir Records. ” - Ed Masley

Arizona Republic

In the unlikely event that you've yet to experience a live performance by the hardest-working band in local show-biz, Pacey & the Honey Shakers are raucous roots revivalists led by a singer who knows exactly how to work a crowd and a lead guitarist (Andy Borunda) who could hold his own against the most exciting players in the Valley. If you go, you should pick up a copy of "Eyes on the Prize," their latest album, which in addition 13 original songs included their version of the Dramarama cut "Anything Anything (I’ll Give You). ” - Ed Masley

Arizona Republic

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