photo manipulation & text by nacrowe
back when we were filming our live music performance series OFF THE M in NEW YORK CITY, one of the standout acts we came across and recorded was the TALENTED BROOKLYN POST PUNK outfit HONDURAS who had a real knack for juxtaposing ANGULAR guitar textures while maintaining a traditional MELODIC sensibility with a NIHILISTIC edge. to my ears, their performance i saw that night at MARKET HOTEL sounded like UNDERGROUND INDIE ROCK music celebrating the end of the world. frontman PATRICK PHILLIPS has a distinct stage PRESENCE and CHARISMA that is equal parts DAVID JOHANSEN, IAN CURTIS and LUX INTERIOR.
it was a real bummer that we never got to utilize their footage as part of the series. i recall their performance of "BORDERS" was particularly STRONG the night. not even sure what they have been up to recently since the pandemic, when they were actively participating in the GEORGE FLOYD protests and even documented police brutality in NEW YORK CITY during the TRUMP administration. in 2021 the band apparently changed their name to NAMESAKE. here's looking forward to new music from PHILLIPS and company.
either way, HONDURAS / NAMESAKE is well worth checking out.