PACKS have announced a new LP, Melt the Honey. The follow-up to March’s Crispy Crunchy Nothing arrives January 19 via Fire Talk, and its first single, ‘Honey’, is out today. Check out a video for it below, and scroll down for the album’s cover art and tracklist.
“I wrote this song while I was living in a tiny beach town in Chile, nestled between two hills,” bandleader Madeline Link said in a statement about ‘Honey’. “They don’t have maple syrup down there so we’d have honey instead. To keep the honey from burning you have to melt it a special way! As this developed into a habit, I think I was struck by how cute it was.”
Melt the Honey was recorded over the course of 11 days just before the release of its predecessor. Link and the rest of her band – guitarist Dexter Nash, bassist Noah O’Neil, and drummer Shane Hooper – gathered in Mexico City to practice the new songs in a rented studio space before taking a bus to Xalapa, where they worked at a house known as Casa Pulpo. “The house has no straight lines, it puts you in a creative mindset,” Link explained. “Plus, it was really warm, we were there for three weeks enjoying the weather and self-recording with minimal equipment.”
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Melt the Honey Cover Artwork:
Melt the Honey Tracklist:
1. 89 Days
3. Pearly Whites
6. Take Care
7. Her Garden
8. Paige Machine
11. Time Loop