You want to know a little about the band? It goes like this. Ian and Wes are best friends going all the way back to Boy Scouts. Wes has been one of the "go-to" upright bass player in Seattle's rockabilly scene for years. He's in like, four bands right now (but BHH is his favorite... maybe because they're not rockabilly). When Ian began writing songs and hitting the open mic circuit during his stint in film school, it made perfect sense to team up with Wes. They added Steve Andrea on lead guitar and a couple more guys, then recorded a 6 song e.p. at the Kill Room (Seattle, WA) in 2012.
The CD was well received by fans and critics and is currently represented through the Play Network, helping put Blackheart Honeymoon into the ear holes of shoppers at the Gap, Nordstrom's and Starbucks around the country.
Then, basically half the band left to pursue other projects.
So, Ian, Wes & Steve tracked down Dusty and Adrienne, and now the quintet is rapidly entrenching itself in Seattle's roots-rock/alt-country/indie-folk community. They regularly gig around town, sharing the stages of the Crocodile, Tractor and High Dive with other up & coming hopefuls like Star Anna, Witherow and Telekinesis.
The band recently returned to the Kill Room to record their full length album with the help of Producer, Ben Jenkins, and are preparing for a Spring 2015 release.
Ian Prebo - Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Wesley Amundsen - Upright Bass
Steven Andrea - Electric Guitar
Adrienne Marie Pollock - Keys/Vocals
Dusty Hayes - Drums/Vocals
January 11th, 2015
The new site is launched! Also, we are stoked to be hitting the stage at Conor Byrne in Ballard this coming Saturday after a couple months off from gigging around Seattle - looking forward to serenading you all with some old favorites and a couple new ones from the forthcoming record!
December 4th, 2014
We are busily mixing the tracks for the full-length album recorded at the Kill Room over the past couple months - aiming for a Spring CD release in March - stay tuned while we nail down a date.
We can't wait for you to hear the new album!
Blackheart Honeymoon performs "Mountains Speak" from their Band in Seattle TV (CW11) appearance - December 2013
“I’m a Liar" is an all out hit that falls somewhere in the smoky pool hall/western blues genre. However, the undisputed highlight is the ballad, “We All Fall Down”. The repetitive, crushing chorus is incredibly powerful and memorable.
June 14th, 2013
Despite the familiar sound that Blackheart Honeymoon provides... the band still manages to experiment in ways that push the boundaries of what you’d expect from an alt-country/folk band. “Scars Remain” sounds like a blend between Menos el Oso-era Minus the Bear and Modest Mouse, while the appropriately titled album closer, “Last Song,” is an experimental foray that makes Wilco’s "Poor Places" seem bland... The emotionally charged result is an unorthodox but touching love song that manages to stand out from the crowd without trying to do so.
December 30th, 2013