For around two years, we’ve been watching Honduras develop from two dudes landing in NYC from Columbia, MO, to forming the four-piece, to Bushwick apartment parties, to bigger halls and even a recent outdoor gig opening for Twin Peaks, to loads of grabby CMJ Muisc Marathon performances. They’ve seemed partial to the EP format, culminating in their most fully-formed release, this spring’s Morality Cuts EP. And they keep that going with their latest EP, Break (Black Bell), now streaming for all to hear, below or via Impose.
Perhaps due to toughening up from all those gigs, this latest three-song blast comes the closest yet to the often off comparisons to catchier punk heroes like the Buzzcocks, while retaining a modern, urban neon outline, espeically on Mistake. Rolling Stone once compared them to the Dead Boys, which is way, way off. This bunch is much more post-Strokes, loft-lad jangle, and good at it. We’ll see how good when they drop their debut full-length next year on Black Bell. They’re going into the studio next week to start cranking it out.
For now, check out Break below.