Eyes on the Prize

by Carol Pacey & the Honey Shakers

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Carol Pacey & The Honey Shakers — "One For Your Heart"
If the preview single for the new Carol Pacey & The Honey Shakers album is any indication, their soon-to-be-released sophomore album, Eyes On The Prize, will live up to every bit of the Americana-thrash-pop they created on their debut two years ago. "One For Your Heart" has been a fan favorite in their live set for some time, at least one of my favorites, but it's one I've noticed where other people in the crowd have seen it enough to sing along to it. It's a song steeped in the alt-country sound to be sure, but there's this amazing friendly aggression behind all of Pacey's best songs (as well as guitarist Andy Borunda) that takes you to a tempo you simply don't expect. Add to that Pacey's speedy delivery of sharp, cynical wisdom lyrically and you're just waiting for it to explode, and two minutes in it does exactly that. Borunda's guitar wails, Ben DeLuca's drums detonate with excitement, and Dante Fiorenza's bass groove kicks in. It's an amazing build up to a tremendous pay off. That said, if you weren't aware of The Honey Shakers' style, the moment that the song soars for the sky may surprise the uninitiated, and the velocity never really abates, even though it may soften for a moment. Eyes On The Prize is set to be released next week and if this is any indication, it may well leave Yeah, Yeah, Yeah in the dust. -- Mitchell Hillman, Phoenix New Times, 9/22/2016

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released September 27, 2016

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Carol Pacey & the Honey Shakers Tempe, Arizona

"A female-fronted rock band from Tempe, Arizona that puts its music in your face with big vocals, guitars and drums so you get your honey shaking guaranteed!"

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