11/13/2015 - Review by: Frank Hill
Totally bitchin, man!
Add Honeymoon Disease to the list of bands delivering sounds from Generation X to Generation Z. Jeans, t-shirts, center hair parts, and mustaches abide with this smashing quartet (2 chicks, 2 dudes) of retro-rockers from Gothenburg, Sweden.
The Transcendence is all about the song with a jam-session vibe and catchy, infectious choruses. Vocals from Jenna Disease are modestly traditional and right on. The guitars never take over as the centerpiece of any song, but their progressions utilize a less is more spirit squeezing simple riffs to the max.
It's a classically-short 38 minutes, but from the shivering groove of "Imperial Mind", the girl-punk of "You're Too late", the pure movement of "Fast Love", and the sizzling "Stargazer", these are some of the coolest tunes since the 70s got us moving to some boogie rock 'n roll. A couple extended songs would have put 'The Transcendence' over the top but only a brief minute instrumental after "Keep Me Spinning" gives us a taste of what they can do with some piano accompaniment and a slower pace.
Named for a condition caused by sexual activity, Honeymoon Disease is totally bitchin, man! Dig 'em!
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