Honey Bucket, “Downtown”

Meredith Schneider

Honey Bucket is a band that is transcending genres in the Pacific Northwest, not quite taking sides with classic pop, vintage punk, or garage. Their upcoming LP, Magical World, is out August 19th, but we’ve got the premiere of their latest single “Downtown” available for you now.

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The beginning riff immediately snags your attention, ethereal and light in its portrayal. Heavier guitar and drums join, giving a more staccato feel to the song, while the vocals are much more spoken than sang. This is to be expected, as we can pinpoint the sound to be distinctly Portland punk-driven. The instrumentals are driven into a repetitive frenzy near the end, and “Downtown” closes out with the crash of cymbals.

We’re here to note that this song is laced with the perfect combination of end-of-summer vibes and nostalgia. There’s no doubt it’s going to be a real crowd pleaser on Honey Bucket’s extensive tour, beginning in mid-August.

Tour Dates
08/13 – 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
08/28 – New Orleans, LA – United Bakery Gallery
08/29 – Atlanta, GA
08/30 – Lexington, KY – Best Friend Bar
08/31 – Lexington, KY – Big Hair Records
09/01 – Pittsburgh, PA
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, OK – Sound Pony
09/13 – Denver, CO – The Men’s Restroom at The Squire Lounge
09/14 – Grand Canyon Melt Down
09/15 – Claremont, CA – Pomona College
09/16 – Los Angeles, CA
09/18 – Oakland, CA – Crate
09/23 – Portland, OR – American Legion

Magical World is out August 19th via See My Friends Records. It is available for preorder now.

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