I think I’ll always remember David Nance’s latest LP as the album that kept me company while working in the shop during the last lockdown, but it’s also so much more that that!
More understated than his last couple of albums, Staunch Honey weaves itself through so much of the sonic territory of Nance’s back catalogue. It sees him return to a kind of homelier recording setup like earlier albums but the songs here are more defined (and some of the most memorable!). The Crazy Horse-esque shredding of ‘Peace and Slightly Pulverized’ is tuned down a bit, replaced with a kind of late night basement jam or late arvo porch session that seems to split the difference between Exile-era Stones and Loaded-era VU with some honey sliding Neil Young in the mix too.
-Mitch (Repressed Records)