Honey Oat
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Honey Oat

Los Angeles, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2019 | INDIE

Los Angeles, CA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2019
Duo Jazz Avant-garde


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Both Stout and JP pull musical double-duty with Stout on drums and vocals and JP on Wurlitzer and sampler. Their tight-knit duets sound more like a quartet, a feat that’s impressive on the album and mind-boggling if you get a chance to see them live. - Eleven PDX

"The Freewheeling Jazz & Soul on Honey Oat’s Debut Grew From A 15-Year Friendship"

...the freewheeling nature of their exchanges: chopped-up art-pop, acid jazz, and avant-garde noise exercises appear throughout the album, backed by an underlying percussive pulse born of the duo’s love of Southeast African music. - Bandcamp

"Honey Oat’s “A Small Piece Of String” is a full measure of jazzy hip-hop"

Honey Oat's upcoming self-titled album is an exciting and often surprising effort full of groovy misfit jazz, like the song "A Small Piece Of String," premiering today on The FADER. Guest rapper Maassai brings out the morose angles of Honey Oat's music as she raps over smooth electric piano and smokey rhythm section. - The Fader

"Honey Oat - "A Stranger Spring""

Honey Oat are an absurdly effervescent jazz act hailing from Seattle. Today they’re releasing a single titled “A Stranger Spring,” their first release with the Astro Nautico label. The duo comprises Gabe Stout and Janak JP, and their Honey Oat LP is expected next month. - Stereogum


"Honey Oat" (March 2019 via Astro Nautico):

1. A Stranger Spring
2. Loopspool
3. Feels Like Feeling
4. Wonder in Sights
5. Peach Cobbler
6. LNB
7. BOP
8. Lizard Brain
9. Diorama Theme
10. A Small Piece of String (ft. Maassai)
11. Wallpaint
12. Buried Treasure



Admiring traditions of jazz, funk, and Shona music while pulsing with post-genre nuance, the duo of old friends known as Honey Oat is drawing silk diagrams of oblique time through sound. 

Honey Oat’s tiered walls of vocal layerings and blissful Wurlitzer glissandi condense into clouds of complex melodic residue. Gabe Stout’s evocative jazz drumming clusters together beats of improbability and wonder, a bedrock for his own tenderly leaping falsettos. In tandem, Janak JP paints timescapes with an electric piano, coursing through progressive jazz and keys-forward pop features with fluidity. In intimate cross-chatter, Honey Oat activates intensities ranging from knuckles-on-the-keys vamps  to delicate, youthful lullabies and levels in between. 

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