Dream Punks: Honduras – “Hollywood”

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Honduras

“Hollywood”

Gathering Rust

Wow.  The pounding of guitars, that great beginning riff, those vocals soaring over all the controlled chaos, that pounding bass and percussion propelling the song; what’s not to like.  Honduras refers to themselves as DreamPunk.  I think it’s a good phrase to describe their sound.  Friends since childhood, Patrick Phillips (vocals/guitar) and Tyson Moore (lead guitar) found each other again in a Bushwick basement where they began writing much of what would become Honduras’ early material. Inspired by late 70’s punk, but mixing in aspects of garage and indie, Honduras played Brooklyn’s DIY venue scene tirelessly and garnered a reputation for amazing live performances, with comparisons to bands like Sex Pistols and Buzzcocks. Josh Wehle (drums) and Paul Lizarraga (bass) round out the band’s signature polished edge. I really can hear that Buzzcocks sound.  This is a band that has the ‘Cocks same penchant for creating great singles.  This is the song I would play over and over when cruising (interspersed with “What Do I Get?”).  This is a band with a great future.  Play Pittsburgh please.

TOUR DATES

02.25 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom +
02.26 – Hanover, NH @ Bones Gate Fraternity +
02.27 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Club Upstairs +
02.28 – Montreal, QC @ TBA
03.01 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha +
03.02 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Café +
03.03 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern +
03.04 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes +
03.05 – Harrisburg, PA @ The MakeSpace
03.06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie +
03.15 – 03.20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.23 – 03.27 – Boise, Id @ Treefort Music Festival

+ w/ Sunflower Bean

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