I read an interview with Adrian Grenier and Andrew Vladeck from the Honey Brothers in this morning’s Red Eye, and despite the fact that their drummer is an actor, I decided to check out their new EP, Demonstration (streaming this week on Spinner). They call themselves a “ukulele band” and Vladeck plays banjo, but it doesn’t sound like you’d expect. It sounds like run-of-the-mill indie rock. “Moonlight” sounds like the Talking Heads. “Perfect Parent” features some vocals by Grenier, and his voice may not be as compelling as his eyes…but what is?
One more thing: their ukelele player’s name is Ari Gold, no shit. Lloyd!