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Listen: Beverly – “Honey Do”

14 February 2014, 16:45 | Written by Jon Putnam

Never one to rest on her laurels, Brooklyn’s Frankie Rose is at it again, tagging along with vocalist Drew Citron of techno-pop collective Avan Lava and Frankie’s live band for her latest venture, Beverly.

The duo’s first single, “Honey Do”, is set to feature on Kanine Records’ 2014 Record Store Day compilation, Non Violent Femmes (we wrote about it here). Its titular pet name, Honey, couldn’t be more apropos and we couldn’t help but dive into deeper song analysis.

Rose’s fuzzed-out chords shuffle along as Citron takes primary vocal reins; it’s a tad too crunchy for dream pop, a bit too mellow for garage rock – but has a wonderfully chewy center right in the middle. The chorus is sticky sweet, sugary goodness as Citron coos, “oh, honey do…” in an a cappella break, but the real clincher is Rose’s solo two-thirds the way through. Her distorted backdrop gives way to a chiming ten-note run, repeating several times; it all lasts just 15 seconds, but it’s one of those wonderfully blissful moments where time seems to stand still.

Pick up Kanine’s compilation at your local record store on Record Store Day, 19 April, and keep an eye out for the full debut album, also out on Kanine Records, coming this summer.

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