This new track from Honeyrude is filled with cascading guitar lines blasting off into the ether. It sets the tone perfectly for the entry of Jess Ledbetter’s vocals, delicately drifting into her performance with angelic tones that cut right through the sharpness of the guitar work. There’s something nostalgic about the group’s sound, seemingly plucked from early 90s alternative rock, then modernized to make listeners like me swoon. Look for the Color Blue on August 18th via Shifting Sounds.
For all the great music in Austin, our shoegaze game has been hit or miss. I mean, we have the ridiculously solid Grivo, but now we’ve also got Honeyrude. The band dropped another new single from their forthcoming The Color Blue LP, and it’s shimmering guitar tsunami to open up the song is perfect for shoegaze and dream pop fans alike. Jess Ledbetter’s voice brings about a softness that allows for a calming beauty. Be sure to stick around for the song’s latter half, filled with guitar excursions and fading vocals. Look for the new LP via Shifting Sounds on August 18th.