New Moody Judy
|Release:||Released September 29th 2017|
|Cat:||WCR074 (Wharf Cat)|
From the Brooklyn rock scene, Honey return with their second long player, New Moody Judy. Distorted, furious guitar riffage is the order of the day here as Honey lend themselves heavily to a 1970's NY or Detroit punk scene, only with the addition of a more straightforward rock and roll sound.
1. Wage Agreement
2. Dream Come Now
3. New Moody Judy
4. Speed, Glue
8. Wage Too
9. Peggy Ray
(The words of the press release, not us)
Out via Wharf Cat, Honey’s sophomore long player ‘New Moody Judy’ builds on their debut's “hard edged slice of rock noise” (Byron Coley) to create an album full of the pummel and swing, rave-ups and comedowns, and ferocious riffs and rhythms previously known only to those who have witnessed the power-trio's live set. Equal parts concision and brute heaviness, this is the sound of perfect rock and roll music - music that's always on the edge of spinning out of control.
From the first single, “the pugnacious ‘Dream Come Now’ a barnstormer every bit as fiery as the album artwork” (Noisey), to the tight jam giving way to a thrilling cascade of riffs that fuel the rush of ‘Hungry,’ Honey give everything to the music on this release to deliver their most sonically diverse effort to date.
As thematically cerebral as it is musically visceral, New Moody Judy is one of the rare albums that offers as much brain fodder for the lit majors as it does instant gratification for the guitar-heads.
“The best pummeling backbeats the Stooges never wrote” – Noisey.
“The trio’s pedal-to-the-metal pursuit of early ’70s Detroit style punk/rock n’ roll remains unabated, as can be heard on ripper “Dream Come Now” – Brooklyn Vegan.
“Filled with dark, swirling riffs that threaten to suck you in” – The Fader.
“The group blends distortion-laden guitar licks and room-shaking percussion for a sound that's simultaneously heavy and completely danceable” – Paper.