Moth-men, Dancing Shaman, Cannibal Cowboys and Appalachian Sasquatches… welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Almost Honest. A place from which you’ll never escape but may just find the perfect burrito.
Self-proclaimed saviours of “groovy sexy Viking funk doom rock”, Almost Honest are scarily sincere in their aspirations as a band. Formed in the sleepy and historic town of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania in 2013 by guitarist/vocalist Shayne Reed, bass player Seth Jackson and drummer, Quinten Spangler, Almost Honest is as much a vehicle for the trio’s ambition, as it is a wild and unhinged ride for your delectation.
“Back in high school me, Seth, and Quinten were listening to a ton of Crobot, Red Fang, The Sword and Clutch,” explains Reed. “Being from New Cumberland those bands never really came our way with the exception of Crobot. We all had a love of music and through that we decided to just create some ourselves. It slowly evolved from playing in our basement to high school events and then eventually to venues. Being able to have come this far from such a small town playing groovy funky doom is more than we could ask for.”
Having played live last year with the likes of Angel Vivaldi, Archspire, Astronoid and Revocation, this March will see the official worldwide release of the band’s new studio album, Seiches and Sirens, on Electric Talon Records. Picking up from where Thunder Mouth – their gloriously deranged and devilishly compelling 2017 debut – left off, Seiches and Sirens is a riff-ready rock record to gouge minds to. Heavy stoned-out sludge packed with quirk upon kink in a crazed reverie of hard rock fuzz and cocksure hellfire, produced by Gary Conahan at Lancaster’s Dynamo Audio, it throws opento an even wider world of infectious digressions. Best exemplified on new single ‘Keystone’, the first song lifted from the album and the perfect introduction to the band for new listeners:
“Keystone was written in the harsh weather of a PA winter. The winter where it hurts to go outside because it’s so cold. That weather and just seeing its effect on local day-to-day life really took hold on us. We tried to capture what makes it so brutal and put it into a song. Normally our songs are all fun and games but once you experience cold like this, then you’ll understand.”
Seiches and Sirens by Almost Honest is officially released on 22nd March 2019 through Electric Talon Records. Stream and share new song ‘Keystone’ below: