The California Honeydrops’ new EP, Just One More, And Then Some, released via Tubtone Records, is now out! Just One More, And Then Some follows the recent release of their standalone single “In The Air,” for which the lyric video may be streamed/shared HERE. In lieu of their canceled spring and summer tour dates, The Honeydrops have been offering weekly concert live streams called, “Friday Night Sessions,” every week at 6PM PST throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, the band is donating 25% of each week’s revenue to a different charity.
“We wanted the EP to be super raw and to reflect how we play live, so there’s little to no dubbing on the tracks—what you hear is what you get,” says vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski of the band’s upcoming release. “They’re fun, upbeat songs. Kind of let your hair down, celebrate joy and making music together. That’s why people come to our shows, so we tried to capture that feeling during a time when we can’t gather, a time when people may be looking for a little love and connection. As always, more than anything that’s what we’re trying to put out there.”
Co-founded by Lech Wierzynski and Ben Malament, The Honeydrops got their start busking in Oakland, California where they quickly developed a passionate following that has continued to grow over the course of more than a decade of nonstop American, European, and Australian touring and recording. Joined by Johnny Bones on tenor sax and clarinet, Lorenzo Loera on keyboards, and Beau Bradbury on bass, the band has stayed true to the group’s diverse sound and street-level origins, drawing on musical influences including Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues and New Orleans second-line.
Drummer Ben Malament adds, “These songs are an open invitation for anyone listening to follow that sound you might hear from the street, coming from the little house tucked away in the back. We want to conjure a place where anyone and everyone is welcome to pick up an instrument or a microphone, a piece of floor to tear up, and just be appreciated for digging in and being a part of it.”