Namesake – the Brooklyn-based jangle punk band formerly known as Honduras – are back with their new album Redeeming Features. Following a string of EPs, singles, and the LP Rituals under their previous moniker, Redeeming Features is both a refinement of their previous work and a bold step forward. Stereogum called “I’m Sick” “a revved-up power-pop banger with the reckless energy of a brand-new band”, with Under The Radar and New Noise featuring the group as well. I produced the record with the band, recording pre-pandemic at Outlier Inn (where we had recorded Rituals five years earlier) and mixing/mastering at Studio Windows last year. I’m so proud of the work we did together at each step of the way, and I feel like the joy & excitement of creation really shines through on this one – check it out! Redeeming Features is out now on Get Better Records.
Namesake, the NYC punk quartet formerly known as Honduras, have announced their new record Redeeming Features with its first song & single “I’m Sick”. Stereogum premiered the track, calling it “a revved-up power-pop banger with the reckless energy of a brand-new band.” I had worked with Honduras back in 2014-2016 on their debut full-length Rituals and the followup Gathering Rust EP, and had listened as their collection of songs grew in the intervening years. We reunited in 2019 to sift through the tracks, selecting our favorites and fine-tuning the structures before going into the studio to record. I produced this record Winter 2019/2020 – recording at the incredible Outlier Inn (in Mountain Dale, NY) and mixing/mastering at Studio Windows (in Brooklyn, NY) – and I’m beyond thrilled to finally be able to share this first song. As Stereogum put it, “It’s a jam.” Redeeming Features comes out October 15 on Get Better Records.