Did you know there was a vibrant indie music scene thriving south of L.A. County? No offense to Orange County, but neither did I. To be fair, I was still exploring the dark corners of the L.A. scene and just never had a free moment to point my ear south of LAX. But, having recently packed up and moved there myself, I no longer have an excuse not to. Just proves my theory that you can find good music anywhere you go if you just take the time to look.

With that, we bring you the first in a series of artists hailing from the O.C., unleashing a little musical sunshine to an otherwise cloudy Newport Beach waterfront. Just named Best Indie Band of 2011 by the OC Register, Honeypie is making quite a name for themselves on the local scene. Cut from the same sugary sweet, indie-pop cloth as former performers Oh Darling, their infectious tracks has found their way into such shows as “One Tree Hill”, “The Ghost Whisperer” and “Pretty Little Liars”. Honeypie is definitely a band to keep an eye on. And if said eye happens to be in the Santa Ana area Monday evening, be sure to head over to The Galaxy Theater where they’ll be performing.

Uh Oh by Honeypie

GORILLACOUSTIC: What does the world need to know about Honeypie?

HONEYPIE: We're really glad Arrested Development is coming back.

GA: What deep dark secrets are you harboring that do you not want us to know?

H: We harbor the Secret of the Ooze, hold the anchovies.

GA: Word is you're heading into the studio. What are you working on?

H: We're working on a 6-song EP with Jonathan O'Brien that will be released in January 2012.

GA: They just announced the name of the new James Bond movie and it's pretty terrible. "Skyfall". Let's say you were tapped to write a bond theme, what super cool name befitting a Bond movie would you suggest instead?

H: From Silver Street With Love.

GA: What other local artists (besides yourself of course) should we be checking out?

H: Just 5 off the top of our heads, we love the local scene and could name many more. The Colourist, Jameson, The Gromble, Railroad to Alaska, Yellow Red Sparks.

GA: If you could do another gorillacoustic performance anywhere else in the world, where would you do it?

H: Carnegie Hall, the UK, or somewhere in Portugal.

GA: Any last words?

H: Gunga Galunga.

Well put.

Pick up Honeypie’s EP here.



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