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The Honey Trees: Nightingale

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The Honey TreesIts been four years since San Luis Obispo duo The Honey Trees set forth on a path to put together a debut album, seeing its release set for this April 8th. Bright Fire the LP, is being produced by Jeremy Larson (Mutemath, Sleeping At Last, Switchfoot, Sucre) with whom the band spent a month recording in Springfield, MO, last year. “He essentially took our music to another world,” the band said of Larson. “He helped us achieve the magical, dreamy, otherworldliness we always strive for when writing music.”

Becky Filip and Jacob Wick have been building on the sounds showcased in their 2009 EP, Wake the Earth, which was recorded with the Civil Wars producer, Charlie Peacock. The Honey Trees have grown into a fuller sound, embellishing tracks like the mournful “Siren” with cascading strings and populating Bright Fire with little bursts of horns and other trimmings. As always, however, the vocals are the backbone of every song, with Becky’s crystalline voice sharing duties with Jacob’s smooth tenor and effortless falsetto as they explore themes of love and loss.

The band also puts quite a bit of love into their merch and album art, which Becky, an illustrator, and Jacob, a graphic designer, make themselves. Check out more sounds and stay updated on the latest news at their social sites below before their album hits — a little under two months from today!

[via Team Clermont]

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