The story of Honduras isn’t necessarily a new one, but if the internet age has taught us anything, new isn’t always better. What was once the product of two kids from Columbia, MO simply trying to re-imagine themselves in New York City has grown to become one of the most promising acts coming out of Brooklyn’s forever-fertile indie scene.
Friends since childhood, Patrick Phillips (vocals/guitar) and Tyson Moore (guitar/vocals) found each other again in a Bushwick basement where they began writing much of what would become Honduras’ early material, 2012’s self-released Cahokia EP. That debut set Honduras in motion playing tirelessly around Brooklyn’s busy DIY scene. After bringing in Josh Wehle to play drums, the band added a new bass player in Paul Lizarraga (the Denzels) to support the recent release of their breakout EP Morality Cuts via Black Bell Records.
The EP concisely exhibits the group’s millennial take on early punk sensibilities (think Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks) with elements of noise and pop (a la Deerhunter, No Age). Along the way, the group has shared stages like Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg with notable acts like Drowners and the Kaiser Chiefs over the past year. On stage the formula continues, where four good friends exhibit a devil-may-care energy that is both apropos to their evident influences.
02. The Program
Nov 12 - Silent Barn – BK #
# w/ Dances, Big Muff Radio, Journalism