AdHoc Presents: Starcrawler

AdHoc Presents: Starcrawler

Honduras, Easy

Fri, September 8, 2017

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

$10 - $12

This event is 21 and over

Honduras
Honduras
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) and has garnered them the attention of Noisey who declared their sound "tight, bristling" and Rolling Stone who nostalgically said it "recalls the gleeful nihilism of the Dead Boys." While picking up additional attention from serious tastemakers like Brooklyn Vegan, BULLETT, and NYLON, 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 savvy devil-may-care tightness and engaging stage presence that is both apropos to their evident influences and forever exciting to witness in a young and surging project. Honduras are certainly a product of their generation, but it's a timeless fact that you don't have to break the mold to break the stage.
Easy
Easy
At the end of 2016 the world seemed to be headed for a total meltdown. The Los Angeles hills were on fire, there we’re mass shootings in nightclubs, Zika virus, water crisis, and worst of all somehow a television clown had been elected president. In the midst of these crisis’ a couple of jam sessions took place between Josh Landau from The Shrine and professional skateboarder Don “Nuge” Nguyen. They instinctively delved into heavy, psychedelic riffs that would last 30 minutes. On a weekend bender in New York City, Josh played an acoustic demo of a short, fast, 2 minute power pop sort of song titled “She Says Goodnight When She Wants To”. Deciding that this style would be something unexpected and totally fresh for both of them, when they returned home to Los Angeles they enlisted their regular wrecking crew of Jordan Jones on second guitar, Ben Brown on synth, and Wilder Zoby on drums. Their debut show was a private festival in early 2017 hosted by photographerAtiba Jefferson titled “Last Night,” where they played alongside Future Islands,Animal Collective, Explosions in The Sky.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.union-pool.com/