Corduroy is the forthcoming new full-length from long-running, Texas superboogie trio, HONKY, which features long time Butthole Surfer/part time Melvins bassist JD Pinkus, guitarist Bobby Ed Landgraf (Down, Skrew, …), and drummer Trinidad Leal (Dixie Witch). Set for release later this month via Housecore Records, Corduroy was produced by JD Pinkus and mastered by Paul Leary with artwork and layout by Ryan Everett. Drum duties were handled by a host of talented bashers, including Leal, Michael “Night Train” Brueggen (Blackula, Syrup, Supagroup), Dale Crover (Melvins), and even original HONKY drummer, Lance Farley. Guest appearances include Mark “Speedy” Gonzales and the Fantasma Horns, as well as the band’s favorite Honkette, Rae Comeau.
In an advance review of the record, Sea Of Tranquility gushes, “with songs like ‘Outta Season,’ ‘Baby Down Slow Down, ‘and the title track so full of addictive grooves, raunchy guitar work, occasional horns, strong lead and backing vocals, and just a warm vibe, it’s hard to imagine these guys falling as far under the radar as they have,” the blog further elaborating, “You can certainly hear a bit of Pat Travers attitude in spots, as on the scorching guitar workout ‘Ain’t Got The Time,’ the blues rock workout ‘Double Fine,’ and certainly the cover of the Travers classic ‘Snortin’ Whiskey.’ For some swampy country a la David Allan Coe or Willie Nelson, look no further than ‘I Don’t Care,’ a tune littered with acoustic and slide guitars that shows another side to the band. For a good ol’ slice of Texas styled rock ‘n’ roll, you can’t go wrong with Corduroy. “
HONKY will release Corduroy on May 27. Check out a new promo video from the band below, where you’ll also get a taste of “Double Fine,” initially premiered at Decibel Magazine and featuring Melvins’ Dale Crover on the drum stool, as well as first single, “Outta Season.”
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HONKY will bring their Lone Star grooves to the stage starting tonight with a hometown record release show with Unsane. The band will play three more Texas dates in June and July before heading to Europe for a stretch of shows which include a newly-announced appearance at Zwarte Cross Festival in the Netherlands as well as Zwarte Cross Festival in Belgium with additional live performances to be announced soon.
5/20/2016 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX * Record Release Show w/ Unsane, The Fuckemos
6/11/2016 R.O.T. Rally @ Cowboy Harley-Davidson – Austin, TX
7/08/2016 Boneshakers – Corpus Cristi, TX
7/09/2016 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
7/23/2016 Zwarte Cross Festival – Luttenberg, NL *
7/24/2016 Krakatoa – Aberdeen, UK *
7/25/2016 Rebellion – Manchester, UK *
7/26/2016 Portland Arms – Cambridge, UK
7/27/2016 The Cavern – Exeter, UK
7/28/2016 The Unicorn – London, UK
7/29/2016 The Bullingdon – Oxford, UK
7/30/2016 Red Sun Festival – Cardiff, UK
7/31/2016 Craufurd Arms – Milton Keynes, UK
8/01/2016 Exchange – Bristol, UK
8/02/2016 The Iron Road – Evesham, UK
8/03/2016 Arches Venue – Coventry, UK
8/04/2016 The Anvil – Bournemouth, UK
8/05/2016 Roadkiller Festival – Waarschoot, BE *
* just announced.
HONKY was founded in 1996 and proudly carries the torch held by the likes of Bloodrock, Pantera, ZZ Top, and the red-headed stranger himself, Mr. Willie Nelson. Over the course of two decades, the band has released some of the best stripped down, butt-shakin’, rock ever cut to wax, tape, or CD.
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