“Seattle’s Blackheart Honeymoon deliver an easy-to-love collection of melodious alt-country.” Big Takeover
““Mountains Speak” is sweet alt-country ballad reminiscent of Band of Horses complete with steel guitar and great harmonies.”
– Surviving the Golden Age
Ian and Wesley are best friends going all the way back to Boy Scouts and have always shared a passion for roots music. ￼When Ian began writing folk-y, alt-country songs and hitting the open mics during his stint in film school, it made perfect ￼sense to team up with his old scouting buddy. They added Steve Andrea on lead guitar and a few more guys, then recorded ￼a six song e.p. at Kill Room Studios in 2013.
￼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, half the band quit to do other stuff.
So, Ian, Wes & Steve tracked down Dusty and Adrienne, and for the past two years, the quintet has been rapidly entrenching itself in Seattle’s roots-rock/americana/indie-rock community. Their second performance together was for CW11’s local hit television show, Band in Seattle (aired March 2014). Now, the group regularly gigs around town, sharing the stages of the Crocodile, Tractor, High Dive, and the Sunset with other up & coming hopefuls like Star Anna, Prom Queen, Vaudeville Etiquette, and the Swearengens.
Their current sound, while culling influence from classic American artists like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and the Byrds, ￼ends up sounding more like Neutral Milk Hotel teamed up with Fleetwood Mac and made a record with Fleet Foxes producing. ￼They often draw comparisons to Wilco, Ryan Adams and the New Pornographers, as well.
Blackheart Honeymoon returned to Kill Room Studios last February to record twelve new tracks for their debut full-length, Mountains Speak (street date: 8/7/15), with producer, Ben Jenkins (Hobosexual, Walking Papers, Young Evils). Followed by a session at Bear Creek to make a single for Lost Hymn Recordings with Jerry Streeter (Lumineers, Brandi Carlile). Their studio chops are getting as tight as their live show, a sweeter spectacle you will seldom witness!