“It’s not clear if Adam Levy, frontman and creative force behind The Honeydogs, meant the title of their 10th studio release (and first full-length effort since 2006) as a statement or a question. The album’s songs merge simpler lyrical content of early works with the deceptively sophisticated music making of The Honeydogs more recent offerings. Written in a short spell and recorded in just 5 ½ days, these lilting, memorable tunes lent themselves to a bare-bones recording approach. With shades of Leonard Cohen, Nilsson, Nick Drake, and Tony Joe White the band has created a soul folk and country record tracked as an ensemble with minimal overdubs. Despite it’s sense of ease, the album still brings moments of unabashed rock, including the impassioned title track and the almost-psychedelic “Devil We Do”. On What Comes After the band truly marries it’s original roots sensibility with complex orchestralpop and soul arrangements.”
The band hits Pittsburgh this Wednesday at Club Cafe with guests Dan Getkin and the Masters of American Music and Scheabutter. My thanks to frontman Adam Levy for participating in this edition of First/Last.
Thanks, Adam. Pittsburgh and wild, all-night parties? Where have I been at?