The Whiles - Somber Honey


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Review Text Vinyl LP pressing of this album from the Folk/Rock band, their first album since 2007. Somber Honey weaves a five-year track through the interruptions of adulthood, doubts and uncertainty. Somewhat like the history of the band itself, which formed shortly after graduation from high school in the late '90s, the band has persevered through friendship, death, and the birth of children. Built around the strong songwriting of Joe Peppercorn, The Whiles construct songs that, at times, have taken years to finish (Somber Honey went through four different recording sessions). Somber Honey displays Joe's strong sense of melody and sharp detail of song craft, with orchestra arrangements courtesy of violinist Samantha Kim (Ghost Shirt). Somber Honey recalls hints of Colin Blunstone's finest work, Eric Matthews and the pop sensibilities of Tommy Keene, early Cat Stevens and the Byrds. Somber Honey is as majestic as the sun cutting through the gray Midwestern din of February.

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