Honey & Crocodile Tears
It was way back in the prehistoric era of 2003 when the five members of Cecil Dreeme picked up various instruments and attempted to play nicely together. It was a struggle at first, but it got easier. In time, everyone learned to stop biting and kicking sand about. Instead, they channeled their boundless energy (formerly spent on spitball-flinging) into writing songs. And playing them of course, at lovely little places including CB's Gallery, Sin-e, Sidewalk Café and Pete's Candy Store. Why yes, since you asked, Cecil Dreeme did choose the most preposterously-spelled band name since Def Leppard, but it's not their fault. It's Theodore Winthrop's fault and he died in 1861. The album for sale is Cecil Dreeme's very first, but certainly will not be their last. It's thirteen songs have been called 'good,' 'sad,' and 'eccentric,' by people who may or may not be telling the truth. Given the opportunity to comment, Cecil Dreeme probably would have said something more along the lines of 'heartrending,' 'soft,' and 'plucky,' but then they are awfully close to the material. Honey & Crocodile Tears was recorded at Leopard Studio with Jimmy 'Lonesome' Goodman, who has also worked with The Strokes and The Star Spangles in various settings. Leopard Studio is located way up in the wilds of upstate New York, and before their first visit the members of Cecil Dreeme were convinced they would be hacked to bits and collectively sunk in the frog pond. Said fears were, in fact, baseless. Cecil Dreeme has a theory that if they continually spell their name in capital letters, they will give off an air of importance. For news, photos, videos, and other Cecil Dreeme effluvia see their website: cecildreeme.com.