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Monday, May 5, 2014

Hear Be Calm Honcho's Glistening "Step Out," A New Pop-Rock Single From a New S.F. Band

Posted By on Mon, May 5, 2014 at 2:57 PM

They do look pretty calm.
  • They do look pretty calm.

Everyone meet Be Calm Honcho, a one-year-old S.F. band about which you may wish to know. Begin with "Step Out," below, the first taste of the band's upcoming album, Honcho Dreams, out June 24 on Crossbill Records. You will hear: reverby guitars, lush vocals from Shannon Harney, minor-chord pensiveness, and some rootsy rock-pop resplendence. It's all very charming and goes down without a fuss. Recorded at a house-studio in Stinson Beach by Jason Quever (of Papercuts fame), Honcho Dreams seem likely to land in a similarly reverberant, spacious, pleasant, but not quite as melancholy space as Papercuts itself. In a cute video introducing themselves, the members of Be Calm Honcho seem pretty thoroughly stoked on life and playing music with each other. Also: calm. Which, we suppose, is easy when you're recording an album at a gorgeous house in Stinson Beach. Anyway! The music is here, listen:

Be Calm Honcho's next S.F. show is July 2 at Rickshaw Stop with the She's. Here's the video on the making of Honcho Dreams.

-- @iPORT

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