Honeyrude Announce Full-Length Debut The Color Blue
Due Out August 18th via Shifting Sounds
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Listen to “The Color Blue”
Austin, TX’s Honeyrude are thrilled to announce their full-length debut album, The Color Blue, is set for release of August 18th via Shifting Sounds Records (Magnet School, Black Books, Gentlemen Rogues). The shoegaze revivalists have created a stunning record of textural dream-pop and early 90’s fuzzed out bliss, with an incredible attention to sonic detail. Saturated in a wall of sound yet floaty and driving, Honeyrude have created a record about personal growth, waiting on what’s important, and love. Jess Ledbetter (vocals/guitar) paints with words, creating feelings rather than telling stories.
Lead single “The Color Blue” is muscular but vulnerable, a sweeping song of airy guitars and impeccable layered haze. Ledbetter describes it as a “very simple song about waiting for someone you know isn’t coming.” Reminiscent of shoegaze’s finest moments, it’s an incredible introduction into the vast world of Honeyrude’s music.
GoldFlakePaint called it “Informed, glowingly, by Jess Ledbetter’s staunch lead voice, The Color Blue is a resolute and formidable five-minutes of textural rock and roll; a glorious splash of colour and noise that seemingly swallows up the space around itself until little else matters at all, the final minute or so offering a weighty and breathless unraveling that’ll have you grasping for more.”
08/25 – Bryan, TX @ Revolution Cafe & Bar
The Color Blue
August 18, 2017
Shifting Sounds Records
1. Something About Milwaukee
2. The Color Blue
3. Ring Ring Ring
4. Lover in Denial
6. Sorry I’m Late
7. Roger McClain
8. Falling Backwards
Lovely and loud, Honeyrude is a melding of time and influences. Founding member Ian Lund (guitar) first met Billy Kunath (bass) asleep in a van in his driveway in Chicago. Kunath was playing in a punk band that Lund was recording at the time. The two became friends and were in and out of contact over the years yet both landed in Austin and became bandmates in 2013. A year and 3 singers later, Jess Ledbetter (vocals, guitar) joined the band upon moving from Brooklyn, NY back to Texas. The project came recommended to her by an ex-boyfriend and bandmate. Honeyrude came to their present line-up in March of 2016 when Paul Goetz agreed to sit in on drums for a tribute show celebrating The Cure. They met each other by learning “From The Edge of The Deep Green Sea” and quickly asked Goetz to join. The four began recording demos and in the fall of 2016 they self-recorded The Color Blue to be released on vinyl August 2017 via Shifting Sounds.