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Honey Bucket tries to understand the unknown in “Unexplainable Phenomenon”

Honey Buckey (Photo courtesy of label)
Honey Buckey (Photo courtesy of label)

Portland’s Honey Bucket has a strong understanding of the obscure. The band’s music is lo-fi rock that recalls the likes of Beat Happening and Guided By Voices, bands that found ways to make simple setups not a hindrance, but a crucial component of the work itself. The A.V. Club is premiering “Unexplainable Phenomenon” from Magical World, the band’s upcoming album on See My Friends Records. The song tells a simple story of walking around and encountering things that lack an earthly explanation, which is matched by the song running itself off into a spacey jam in its back half. After some ominous beeps and boops, Honey Bucket kicks everything into second gear, as a whirlwind of drum fills and guitar leads spin the song into a dimension all its own.

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Magical World is available for pre-order now.

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Honey Bucket tour dates

08/16 - Portland, OR - The Know tour kick-off with Woolen Men and Wave Action

08/21 - Eugene, OR - House Show

08/22 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern

08/23 - Los Angeles, CA

08/24 - Phoenix, AZ - The Lost Leaf

08/25 - El Paso, TX - Monarch

08/26 - Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas

08/27 - San Antonio, TX - TBA

08/28 - New Orleans, LA - United Bakery Gallery

08/29 - Atlanta, GA - TBA

08/30 - Lexington, KY - Best Friend Bar

08/31 - Lexington, KY - Big Hair Records

09/01 - Pittsburgh, PA- TBA

09/02 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge

09/03 - New York, NY - Shea Stadium

09/05 - Montreal, QC - l’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle

09/06 - Ottawa, ON - Pressed

09/07 - Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha

09/08 - Detroit, MI - Dunwell Dry Goods

09/09 - Chicago, IL - House Show

09/10 - St. Louis, MO - Foam

09/11 - Kansas City, MO - Blind Tiger

09/12 - Tulsa, AZ - Sound Pony

09/13 - Denver, CO - TBA

09/14 - Grand Canyon Melt Down

09/15 - Claremont, CA - TBA

09/16 - Los Angeles, CA - TBA

09/18 - San Francisco, CA - TBA

09/21 - Portland, OR - American Legion

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