Effects-loving Los Angeles psych-pop trio American Royalty have dropped a new single, 'Honey & Queen.'

Chatting with Diffuser.fm, band member Marc Gilfry explained how the Battles-style, heavily percussive track was recorded.

“We made Honey & Queen in a studio in Alhambra [outside of Los Angeles]," he said. "The song is rhythmically driven, so for us, the percussion sounds were critical. Rather than picking and choosing stock digital samples from a library, we wanted to find and record our percussion. A crucial part of the sound came from banging on a three-quarters full water cooler. Recording and sampling our own live instrumentation gives the song its organic feel among the tripped-out vocals, guitars and delays.”

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