Starting off with a sweet, melodic guitar riff, “Honeyweed” is the perfect song to imagine yourself floating down a lazy river to instead of sitting at your day-job. The music opens up as the song continues, sounding as refreshing as a cool breeze or a glass of lemonade. With light and upbeat vocals singing about unexpected love, this cute tune will have you hooked in no time. It won’t be long before you find yourself referring to your own special someone as your lovable Honeyweed. Check out this charming new song by Summer Salt below!
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I am excited to present to you the new single from Summer Salt. Entitled “Honeyweed” the track which is off of their upcoming EP Full Catastrophe, features jangly guitars, sun-soaked melodies and warm vocals. The band reveal, “Honeyweed to us started to mean this little glimpse of hope. Something unexpected. Life throws you unexpected curveballs in times when you need it the most”.
Summer Salt has garnered millions of streams on Spotify, as well as selling out shows across the nation. Based in Austin, TX, Summer Salt blends vibrant yet breezy vocal harmony and colorful elements of 1960s pop, Bossa Nova, and jazz.
The group was originally formed around the talents of Matthew Terry (vocalist/guitarist) and Eugene Chung (drummer) during their senior year of high school. Before moving to Austin, Matt and Eugene enjoyed playing intimate shows at small coffee shops, friends living rooms, and local venues around the Dallas and Denton area where they began to work on and craft the musical nature of what is now Summer Salt.
In 2012 the band fledged away from their hometown to pursue music in Austin TX, where they began writing their first EP Driving to Hawaii. Driving to Hawaii (2014), contains the essence of a never-ending vacation and is rich in guitar pop and silky harmonies that is reminiscent of the Beach Boys. The EP features fan favorites such as “Sweet to Me”, “Rockaway”, and of course their title track, “Driving to Hawaii”, which has iconically represented the basis of all Summer Salt lyrics: trying to slow down and enjoy the ride of chasing what appears to be an unattainable pipe dream.
Their next release, Going Native (2015), was inspired by a trip abroad where Terry began diving into artists such as Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Gilberto Gil which lead to a new writing direction using Latin elements. Succeeding the energetic and live sounds of Going Native, So Polite (2017), was the perfect appetizer for the band’s debut full-length album, the wildly colorful, Happy Camper (2018) which features a more polished production quality from Sub-Pop stalwart Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Shins).
The infectiously melodic ensemble has cultivated a loyal following with their endless summer, ocean dream music that can be heard in influences such as the Lovin’ Spoonful, Donovan, Frankie Valli, the lovely Lady Day, or other musical genres of 1960s Rocksteady or African Highlife. Moving forward, with the anticipation of their forthcoming release Honeyweed, Summer Salt maintains phonetic components of Brazilian tropicalia and 60’s folk pop while drawing inspiration from seasoned topics of loss and renewal.
Summer Salt’s building success on the road lead to a 31-date sold out North American tour in the Summer of 2018. Featuring the recent addition of guitarist/vocalist, Anthony Barnett, and bassist, Elliot Edmonds, the group is now preparing to embark on their second headlining US tour with wonderful and humble support of Motel Radio and Dante Elephante. The tour kicked off with a homecoming show in Dallas, TX on July 13th and concludes full circle in El Paso, TX on Aug. 18.
Summer Salt 2019 Summer Tour Dates
7.13 – Trees – Dallas, TX
7.14 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
7.16 – The Abbey – Orlando, FL
7.17 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
7.18 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
7.19 – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC
7.20 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
7.21 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
7.23 – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA
7.24 – Gramercy Theatre – Brooklyn, NY
7.25 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA
7.26 – Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
7.27 – Spirit Hall – Pittsburgh, PA
7.28 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
7.29 – The Shelter – Detroit, MI
7.30 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
8.01 – Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul, MN
8.02 – Colectivo Coffee – Milwaukee, WI
8.03 – Duck Room at Blueberry Hill – St. Louis, MO
8.04 – The Bottleneck – Springfield, MO
8.06 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
8.07 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
8.09 – Fox Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
8.10 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
8.11 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR
8.13 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
8.15 – Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
8.16 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
8.17 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
8.18 – Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX