Honeyrude Share “Flowers” Taken From The Color Blue Due Out August 18th via Shifting Sounds

July 19, 2017

photo courtesy of Wakeeña Real


Honeyrude Share “Flowers” with Consequence of Sound

The Color Blue Due Out August 18th via Shifting Sounds

If everything is truly bigger in Texas, than it must include the shoegaze swoon of Austin’s Honeyrude. Their full-length debut album, The Color Blue, is set for release of August 18th via Shifting Sounds Records (Magnet School, Black Books, Gentlemen Rogues) and it’s enormous in every way. The shoegaze revivalists have created a stunning record of textural dream-pop and early 90’s fuzzed out bliss, with an incredible attention to sonic detail.

Consequence of Sound are sharing “Flowers,” the record’s second single, calling it “an alluring swirl of guitars and sky-ward driven riffs. Frontwoman Jess Ledbetter’s voice dances between the distortion with resolute grace, alluring even as she sings, “Lately you look like an angel praying faster than my words can fall/ Maybe you should find a way to hate me, faster than my words can fall.”

Ledbetter explained the song’s origins and meaning to Consequence of Sound:

“’Flowers’ is about falling in love with people that are “off limits”. I wanted to imagine that after death we love without bodies. Its a lovely thought and its a lovely song and there’s something Shakespearean about not being allowed to be with someone you are drawn to. [Guitarist] Ian [Lund] showed me this old loop he had recorded in the 90s and I thought it was beautiful and took it home and sat on my bed and heard this little melody right away. We all worked on it and thought surely it can’t be so simple, we need to add some strange chords or something but ultimately we all agreed it was actually just a simple, pretty song.”


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The Color Blue
August 18, 2017
Shifting Sounds Records

1. Something About Milwaukee
2. The Color Blue
3. Ring Ring Ring
4. Lover in Denial
5. Flowers
6. Sorry I’m Late
7. Roger McClain
8. Falling Backwards

“Informed, glowingly, by Jess Ledbetter’s staunch lead voice, The Color Blue is a resolute and formidable five-minutes of textural rock and roll; a glorious splash of colour and noise that seemingly swallows up the space around itself until little else matters at all, the final minute or so offering a weighty and breathless unraveling that’ll have you grasping for more.” – GoldFlakePaint


Lovely and loud, Honeyrude is a melding of time and influences. Founding member Ian Lund (guitar) first met Billy Kunath (bass) asleep in a van in his driveway in Chicago. Kunath was playing in a punk band that Lund was recording at the time. The two became friends and were in and out of contact over the years yet both landed in Austin and became bandmates in 2013. A year and 3 singers later, Jess Ledbetter (vocals, guitar) joined the band upon moving from Brooklyn, NY back to Texas. The project came recommended to her by an ex-boyfriend and bandmate. Honeyrude came to their present line-up in March of 2016 when Paul Goetz agreed to sit in on drums for a tribute show celebrating The Cure. They met each other by learning “From The Edge of The Deep Green Sea” and quickly asked Goetz to join. The four began recording demos and in the fall of 2016 they self-recorded The Color Blue to be released on vinyl August 2017 via Shifting Sounds.
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