Way back when I first started The Wild Honey Pie, I was dying to interview each and every band I loved. While not every act was as keen on taking the time to chat, Darwin Deez responded to my email with a big old “hell yes.” He did, however, give me one guideline — he told me that he’d only answer questions that weren’t the typical “where are you from,” “who are your inspirations,” and “what’s your favorite band?” Darwin taught me very early on that we shouldn’t follow a mold and that it’s a-okay to be goofy. That was nearly four years ago, and I’ve had the pleasure of watching him catapult into the spotlight with his unorthodox music-making methods. For our Buzzsession with him and his band, we wanted to make it about one thing — fun! We did that by bringing in a few Twister boards, starting a dance party, and goofing around while they recorded alternate version of “Moonlit” and “You Can’t Be My Girl”. Watch both below and download the Buzzsession tracks for free under the videos.
‘Buzzsessions’ is a live session series made by The Wild Honey Pie. With each new episode, we travel with a different band to a different part of New York City and record sometimes-intimate/sometimes-wild versions of two or three songs. This Buzzsession was shot at Degraw Sound, a Brooklyn recording studio on the Park Slope/Gowanus border, owned and operated by producer/engineer/musician Ben Rice (Blackbells, The Mooney Suzuki). Interested in booking time there? Click here.
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DIRECTOR/EDITOR/PRODUCER Megan Blackburn
EDITOR Jono Bernstein
PRODUCER/VIDEOGRAPHER Eric Weiner
VIDEOGRAPHER Amaya Mendizabal
VIDEOGRAPHER Eliza Jordan
VIDEOGRAPHER Jordan Stone
SOUND Ben Rice (Degraw Sound)