American Royalty, ‘Honey & Queen’ – Free MP3 Download
Effects-loving Los Angeles psych-pop trio American Royalty have dropped a new single, ‘Honey & Queen.’
Chatting with Diffuser.fm, band member Marc Gilfry explained how the Battles-style, heavily percussive track was recorded.
“We made Honey & Queen in a studio in Alhambra [outside of Los Angeles],” he said. “The song is rhythmically driven, so for us, the percussion sounds were critical. Rather than picking and choosing stock digital samples from a library, we wanted to find and record our percussion. A crucial part of the sound came from banging on a three-quarters full water cooler. Recording and sampling our own live instrumentation gives the song its organic feel among the tripped-out vocals, guitars and delays.”