The Honey Brothers charm the crowd with folksy pop-rock

Broken Social Scene advocated “scream therapy” at the Wanderlust Festival in Lake Tahoe, California today (July 26).

Performing on a mountaintop in the height of the afternoon sun, the Canadian collective encouraged the crowd to shout their hearts out.

“There’s a wonderful therapy called screaming. Just let everything go. One-two-three — go!” Kevin Drew told the crowd, who screamed back loudly in response.

“We know it’s hot so drink water,” the band urged as the audience danced along vigorously in the midday heat.

Earlier in the day, The Honey Brothers charmed the crowd with their folksy brand of ukulele-driven pop rock. The band, which features actor Adrian Grenier of ‘Entourage’ fame on drums, ran through tracks from their debut album as well as their recent EP.

“Be careful what you drink, the altitude’s not a joke,” Grenier warned the beer-guzzling crowd.

The Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer joined The Honey Brothers for an inspired cover of Queen‘s ‘We Are The Champions’ at the end of their set.

The Honey Brothers’ singer/guitarist DS Posner told NME.COM that he’d been taking part in the meditation classes offered at the festival. “It’s a strange new idea which is always a good thing,” Posner said of the event, which combines music, yoga and mediation. “Rock decadence and yoga sort of balance each other out.”

Co-vocalist Ari Gold added that the band intend to enter the recording studio this autumn to begin work on a full-length album. “We have a heap of songs. Finding the ones that fit together for a full record is what we have to do now.”

–By our Los Angeles staff.
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