Jacksonville blues trio Honey Hounds have been hitting the highway from Knoxville to Naples over the past month, showcasing the group’s stylish blend of groovy psychedelic rhythms, classic rock, and blues-revivalist roots. While they’ve been evangelizing, spreading their energetic and at times hypnotic live show to new audiences throughout the southeast, they’ve also got a new single, “County Lines.”
It’s fitting that the new single is released while they’re on tour–the lyrics catalog the mischief a road-bound bluesman might find himself gleefully mired in. “I got a bad one down in New Orleans, she’s my swamp-flower Cajun queen,” Izzard pipes. “I never used to believe in the Voodoo, but I swear she cast a spell on me.” Give it a listen below.
Into the Void: Office Music Series (Full Performance)
On Saturday (4/20), The Amp hosted two respectively iconic acts. One played the original Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969. The other, recently played our Into the Void: Office Music Series. Yes, North Florida’s mighty Afro-Cuban outfit LPT opened for Carlos Santana. And duh: It sold out. You can glimpse Saturday’s opening act in full-flight, yet confined in our humble office space by clicking below.
The indie-rock pride of Fernandina Beach, flipturn are a five-piece that formed in 2015 while in high school. Since then the band—Dillon Basse (vocals, rhythm guitar), Tristan Duncan (lead guitar), Madeline Jarman (bass), Taylor Allen (synth), and Adrian Walker (drums)—have made right in their approach to blending what their Facebook page describes as, “surf rock, garage, new wave, and pop.” In 2017, the band released Heavy Colors, followed by last year’s Citrona and its accompanying single, “Churches.” The transfer of emotion is key to flipturn’s strengths. From the certain anthem of “August” to the admirably bummer-trip of “Hypoxia,” there’s an effective fusing of jubilation and melancholy. Vocalist Bassee delivers the lyrics with a fairly unique vibrato style, and the band collectively knows the power of restraint to propel the music forward. Upon its release, Citrona was a “Pandora Picks,” and at press time the band is in the middle of their “Oh, To Be Young” East Coast tour.
-Daniel A. Brown