Adrien and the Fine Print
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Adrien and the Fine Print

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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"Wildy's World Review"

Adrien And The Fine Print - Honey For Bees
2008, Adrien and the Fine Print

Adrien And The Fine Print come out of Boston's Back Bay with a rich tapestry of sound based in classic Americana roots and quality songwriting. The band's debut EP, Honey For Bees, was recorded in one day, with at most two takes per song. Adrien And The Fine Print attempted to capture the classic sound of the albums that influenced them most, opting for a less modern, less air-tight recording method that happens to bring out more of the live, organic sound of the band. Adrien, Elizabeth, Alex, Renee and Joey have something to say. You might want to listen.

Honey For Bees opens with A Ghost You Know. Vocalist Adrien sounds like he falls somewhere between Dylan and Ron Sexsmith, and the guitar violin bookend the vocals in a pleasant valley of sound. The stereo mix here is positional; with the violin on your right and guitar on your left and Adrien in between. It's almost as if you're sitting in at a house concert with the band right in front of you. The performance is very comfortable with good energy. Up next is Honey For Bees, a classic 60's sounding folk-rocker. Adrien just has this easy singing style that seems to work for most any song, and the harmonies here are a pleasant cushion to carry his voice.

Future Perfect is a strong, straight-ahead Americana arrangement in the same vein as A Ghost You Know. Santa Ana Winds takes on more of a country/rock feel and is probably the most commercially oriented song on the album. The EP closes out with Virginia Wasn't Always For Lovers, which takes on more of a classic country sound, complete with twangy guitar and harmonica. This is the sort of song you expect to hear on some prime time television drama as background music, so don't be surprised if it shows up somewhere in the future.

Adrien And The Fine Print make a fine first impression with Honey For Bees. Fans of bands/artists such as Wilco, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan will go ga-ga for Adrien And The Fine Print. The songwriting is very strong and the performances are solid to outstanding. Honey For Bees is definitely worth harvesting. - Wildy's World


"Pop Gun Radio"

In an on-air review, our friends at Pop Gun Radio had this to say about our EP, Honey for Bees:

"[Honey for Bees] is a phenomenal debut... [we] listened to it, start to finish, three times on the drive home... so, labels take notice."
- Pop Gun Radio


Discography

Honey for Bees (2009)

Tennessee Swing (2010)

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After three years of toiling away under harsh weather in Boston, Adrien and the Fine Print are now a Nashville band with a rich sound and a sharp, intelligent focus on the craft of songwriting. The Fine Print's songs come from the broad spectrum of youth, incorporating tales of wanderlust, dance halls and debutantes, lost love, unrequited love, and a desire for something you just can't quite put your finger on. Dotted throughout the music are reflections of songwriter Adrien Saporiti and guitarist Joey Bennett's Southern upbringing, fleshed out by the lyrical phrasing of Renee Izzi's violin. Now rounded out by drummer Felix Dowsley, the Fine Print are ready to move. Look out for them on tour this fall.

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