The Honest Mistakes

Break Up

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No relation to California punks Honest Mistake, popsters An Honest Mistake, or songs called "An Honest Mistake" by the Bravery and Exene Cervenka, the two leaders of this quartet have been hanging around Baltimore since the '90s going back to CheapPaperbackRomance followed by the Chris and Joylene Show. All that in the past, songwriter/guitarist Chris Ehrich and singer Joylene Dalia released this band's debut, a mash of energetic power pop and '90s Southern (think North Carolina) indie pop. The best reference might be '80s Warfrat Tales-era band Wednesday Week; Dalia even brings to mind their singer, Kristi Callan. But if that's too old a reference, think of any jangly, bright, boppy indie pop band you like, and you'll be in the ball park. Not bad.

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