Philly rock and roll two-piece Honeytiger got in on the holiday music action this week with a new Christmas original called “He’ll Eat Your Cookies (Santa Is A Freaky Boy).” Over three and a half minutes of downbeat Strokes-esque swagger, the band reflects on one of the more bizarre components of the Christmas tradition — leaving cookies and milk out for a dude who breaks into your house bearing presents — and imagines what might happen if these demands are not met. Continue reading →
Your favorite Philly alt rock duo Honeytiger is back with a new single and b-side, “Short Cut Loud Talkers,” courtesy of rising DIY label Good How Are You Records.
The single, “Short Cut,” is reminiscent of previous Honeytiger releases. It’s fuzzy and punchy and edgy in all the right places. It’s got a very full sound considering the group is comprised of just a guitar and drums. Singer Isaac Clarke’s vocals are powerful and toe the line between aggravated and full-on shouts in places, and it works. He also is incredibly skilled at easing back and forth between a falsetto, which is equally impressive. Drummer Josh Glauser easily keeps the pace up and going with intricate yet striking beats. Together, the two are a force. Continue reading →
Each of the five tracks on the EP are new, unreleased songs, which range from Honeytiger’s bluesy garage rock fuzz of “Going to England,” Doggo’s crunchy and swirling, “Donnie McNarb Super Bowl Champion XXIII,” Downtrodder’s blaring bout of truth in “Trashlisted,” Anna Ladd’s moving, soft-folk ballad, “Jawline,” and Psycle’s heavy battle cry, “Face the Fire.” Continue reading →
It seems local indie art-pop outfit Grandchildren have been steadily releasing new material lately (which we’re more than okay with) such as their acoustic video series and the new side project of Baby & Shylow. And now you can catch them live and in person (and free!) at tonight’s Parks on Tap performance. Find info on the event here, and watch their recent acoustic rendition of new track “Okay I’m Waiting” below. Continue reading →
It’s Tangerine time, my good people. Not to be confused with the citrus fruit, it’s something even fresher ‘n cooler — Honeytiger‘s new EP. If you’ve been keeping up, the local rock duo has been releasing a stream of sneak peak singles over the past few weeks in anticipation of today. This included an exclusive garage rock jam sesh at The Key Studio Sessions, where they kindly performed all but one of the new tracks for us.
With the official release today, the last piece of the Tangerine puzzle has been found through ways of the new song,”Warm Drug,” which you can listen to below. This track drips ominous intrigue as it conjures up an essence of a dark-lit movie scene where the character’s walking alone through the city at night, while an atmosphere of otherworldly, electric mystique buzzes about. It’s an enticing, eerie kind of cool that slow builds into a hypnotizing jam fest. Continue reading →
“If it wasn’t for Liverpool FC,” muses Josh Glauser, “we would never have become a band.”
The drummer of Philly garage duo Honeytiger is setting up in WXPN studios back in June, just before I left on a two-week vacation to England. As such, our conversation moved from UK music to UK sports and Glauser shared how first connected with singer-guitarist Isaac Clark over morning pints at Jose Pistola’s in Center City, watching football (the kind with a round ball) and cheering as “GOAAAAAAL” gifs got retweeted the internet around.
Turns out sports wasn’t their only commonality; Clark and Glauser shared a love of gritty, grungy garage rock in the vein of The Strokes and early Black Keys records. A band was formed (initially called Swimmer, promptly changed to Honeytiger when they realized the plethora of Swim-related acts in the indie rock sphere), a sound was honed, killer gigs at The El Bar were played and the band released the knockout Half Clean LP, one of the fiercest debuts from the Philly scene last year.
Philly indie rock duo Honeytiger recently shared a new song titled, “Interviewer,” along with an accompanying video for the track in anticipation of their upcoming EP — which you can expect later this summer.
Shot at Point Breeze’s, The Pharmacy, the video pulls you into a trippy, sluggish, green-tinted world as member’s Isaac Clark and Josh Glauser chug along in cool Arctic Monkeys fashion. At one point, their danger-tinted, somber rock tune is so strong that it beckons a crowd of zombie-fied fans to make their way to the show and then do a little choreographed zombie number. Continue reading →
Here at The Key, we love Philly music — that, I hope, is kind of evident. We love going out to see live shows, we love hearing new artists from our community for the first time, and then bringing them to you. Which is kind of the idea behind The Key’s Philly Showcase, a new series of gigs we’re partnering with MilkBoy to present.
Beginning July 26th, we’ll bring some of our favorite new discoveries from the Philly scene to the stage on the final Wednesdays of the month, kicking off with a gig headlined by asskicking hard rock outfit Resilient. Led by singer-guitarist Erin Fox, the band wowed us with their 2016 debut Imagining Things, and their tremendous live energy when we caught them onstage at an International Women’s Day benefit this spring. They’ll be joined by Honeytiger, whose Half Clean LP spanned the blues-driven minimalism of The Black Keys with infectious and poppy modern rock hooks. On the pure pop side is The Vernes, a five piece that put out their self-titled debut in March; they’ll round the bill out with breezy and wistful summertime pop jams. Continue reading →
Almost a year after its initial release, Philadelphia indie rock duo Honeytiger has shared a visual for “As It Will Happen”, Half Clean‘s rousing opener. The clip follows a heartbroken man wandering some graffitied ruins, smashing plates, bottles, and a guitar in the process. Breaking things is cathartic, and so is Honeytiger’s music, so if you didn’t kiss anyone on New Year’s, find solace in the video below. Continue reading →
Local two-piece Honeytiger just dropped a wistful ballad called “Hearts.” In it, reverberant vocals mix with the gentle yet enduring notes of an acoustic guitar. Last January, they released their impressive debut Half Clean that mostly inhabited the realms of riff-rock with occasional pit stops in the land of pop. “Hearts” favors a trippy singer-songwriter dynamic that allows listeners a peek at another facet of the duo’s musical capabilities and willingness to explore new genres. Continue reading →