These past few weeks my life has been truly bringing the noise. It’s hard to put that any other way. Between the city streets, the thunderstorms and the new rock, my ear drums have been busting. The start of summer has been loud as hell and I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. This week the noise continues, we have another rock band out of New York that has been mixing it up for the past two years and aims to break into The Big Time at any moment now. This week’s ARTIST OF THE WEEK brings back the punk sounds that called London home in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Despite the name, these guys came up stateside and are keeping New York City louder than ever. This week’s ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Honduras. Here’s their first single off the record Borders.
If that doesn’t get your blood going, then I don’t know what will. The band put out their Morality EP this past February. The EP is bursting at the seams with kinetic rock and catchy hooks to boot. The popular commentary on these guys from most media outlets is “Alex Turner (The Arctic Monkeys) meets the Sex Pistols.” The instrumentals certainly hint at a less friendly version of the Arctic Monkey’s but when I hear the vocals I can’t help but think that Colin Meloy formed a band that encourages pogoing while drenched in sweat and cheap beer. For those who are too young, pogoing is a dance move from back in the day where you jump up and down. It gets it’s name from the prehistoric toy know as the pogo stick. Here is the newest single off Morality, Ace. It’s definitely the type of song you could get into trouble to.
While many have sounded off on the shear awesomeness of the of Morality EP, I don’t want you guys to miss out their dynamite freshman effort Cahokia. It’s the same fast paced guitars and thumping drums but features a distortion on the vocals that gives the band a Growlerslike sound. For me that’s really nice because I love The Growlers. Here’s their song Alien off of the Cahokia. The video features a pretty sweet fight. If I get into a fight this summer, I can only hope that this is playing in the background. Might juice me up enough to pick up the W.
If you’re in the New York City area this Memorial Day weekend, these guys are playing a show at the Mecurey Lounge on Sunday night at 7PM. You can bet on me being there since I like loud rock music. Check them out. You won’t regret it, unless you’re a total softie and you dig Barry Manilow or some shit. If that’s the case then maybe these guys aren’t your steez. Oh, who am I kidding? I’m a Fanilow through and through and I like these guys as much as anybody. Party on.
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Some badass Danish chicks bring the dance noise rock and they bring it hard.
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