For the sake of convenience, Honey and Salt could be described as a math rock band, but the local trio reaches beyond the rhythmical complexities and experimental nature associated with the genre on their latest album, Seams of Value. Guitarist/vocalist Wade Allen, bassist/vocalist Austin Sears, and drummer Benjamin Sams prefer sidestepping those expectations and craft their approach in several different directions, leaving room for more variety and subtleties. You definitely feel the influence of ‘90s Chicago sounds (include brothers Tim and Mike Kinsella as major figures), and the richness of the progressive, avant-garde and jazz styles of the late ‘60s/early ‘70s Canterbury scene in the UK.
Honey and Salt’s new album comes out today, and that’s paired with a release party tonight at Beerland, 711 1/2 Red River. They share the bill with Gentlemen Rogues, Ballerino, and Trying Science. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9 p.m. Well worth catching them all. Recommended.
-Photography by Anton William Blake.