Photo By Alex Mctigue
HONEY master rock and roll. Seering, fearless, raw – the trio hit us with the first single “Dream Come Now” off of their impending new full-length, New Moody Judy. The anthem stresses to never give up on chasing your dreams, even when they seem out of reach. Noisey chatted with guitarist/vocalist Dan Wise about the album’s conception and themes, read all about it here along with the single’s debut. “the best pummeling backbeats the Stooges never wrote” – Noisey
Before they were members of the same band, Cory Feierman (bass, vocals) and Dan Wise (guitar, vocals) knew one another from Brooklyn’s Academy Records, where Cory worked as a buyer and Dan was a regular. One day Dan mentioned he was looking for a copy of The Gun Club’s Death Party EP, which happened to be the next record in the stack of recent arrivals that Cory was pricing. The coincidence ultimately led them to realize that they had more in common than just an appreciation for punk records, and they began playing together not long afterwards. At the time, Dan was a member of The Psychic Ills, and shared the occasional bill with Will Schmeichen (drums), who was then part of Amen Dunes. Eventually it came to light that Dan needed a drummer for his new band and that Will was interested in joining a more rock and roll focused project. Soon after Honey was born.
Since then, the band has shared the stage with the likes of Dead Moon, J. Mascis, Sheer Mag, The Men, Destruction Unit, so on and have become a household name for everyone fiending for the raw authenticity that, thankfully, can still be found in NYC at the intersection of punk and rock and roll.
2015’s Love Is Hard, in the words of Byron Coley, was “a great, hard-edged slice of rock noise” – this fall’s New Moody Judy picks up where the band left off with their debut and layers on ferocious riffs and rhythms previously known only to those who have witnessed the power-trio’s live set.
HONEY LIVE DATES
SEPTEMBER 12: Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY *
* w/ NOTS