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from the first official full-length album
'The Honey'
by Coolzey
released in 2010

The first official full-length Coolzey album. The Honey was recorded in 2009 and released January 2010. There are 10 songs. Coolzey produced the album with help from Luke Tweedy at Flat Black Studios. The album features Raashan Ahmad, Sadat X, Copywrite, William Elliott Whitmore, Ed Gray, The Rhombus, Schaffer the Darklord, and a host of Iowa City musicians.

This album was created in a whirlwind of joy and pain. Let’s just be friends and have fun together.


There's lots of reefer in this old machine. There's lots of people in my mind. And if I stay out 'til the sun is gone, won't be afraid of what I'll find. There's lots of Jesuses in poetry. There's lots of creatures in my bed. Why did you ask who when you know it's me. We can't remember what was said. Can't keep the fire fed, so I can't stay stoked today.

We come a long way but we still can't sleep. Searching for fires in the night. I always say I don't know anything, but I still know what keeps me light. I tried to give you what you stole from me. You were more comfortable with theft. And here we are you're still approaching me. Why can't you see there's nothing left? You are a liar friend, so I've lost all hope today.


from Coolzey Sampler Platter 2016, track released January 29, 2010
Zachary Lint - guitar and vocals
Ed Gray - slide guitar and vocals
Hagan Myers - harmonica
Brendan Spengler - keyboard
Josh Carrollhach - drums
Produced by Coolzey for Public School Records
Captured and Mixed by Luke Tweedy for Flat Black Studios
Mastered by Carl Saff for Saff Mastering




Coolzey Los Angeles, California

Golden era hip-hop roots planted in black Iowa dirt are the foundation. Growth tempered by alternative era rock influence. This along with a love for the juxtaposition of the dark, horrific nature of life paired with a slapstick and comedic view of the world allow for a wide, unpredictable arsenal ranging from soul-spilling indie bedroom rock to wise-cracking battle rap and on to radio pop. ... more


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