The Color Blue

by Honeyrude

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    *** Also includes Digital Album Booklet w/ Back Cover, Lyrics, and Liner Notes as a bonus item! *** This allows the fans who buy the digital download to have a PDF of the complete packaging of the physical Record.

      $10 USD  or more


  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Beautiful 12" White Vinyl pressed in The Czech Republic - includes Hi Res digital download card and Honeyrude logo sticker.

    Catalog# SHIFTUS010V

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Color Blue via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around August 22, 2017

      $20 USD


  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    American Apparel shirts. Super soft and comfortable - this will be your new favorite shirt!
    shipping out on or around August 22, 2017

      $15 USD


  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    Save money on buying a bundle deal = get the Solid White 12" Vinyl + Honeyrude T-Shirt for $30.00

    Beautiful white LP w/ Hi Res download card + Super soft and comfortable American Apparel shirt

    Pre-orders will ship out by Aug 22nd.
    shipping out on or around August 22, 2017

      $30 USD




12" Vinyl Available soon in EUROPE via Cargo Records Germany. Pre-orders will start in Mid July:


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the color blue
(Shifting Sounds)
Having dribbled a debut single last fall exuding big promise, Austin’s Honeyrude bags the EP they promised, acing an LP instead with the potency of a Porsche 968 Convertible purring down the parkway. As he was on “Roger McLain” (included), Ian Lund is a guitar mastermind, gusting Black Swan Lane, Scenic, “Language of Flowers” Pale Saints, Harry Dingman, and Johnny Marr-ish gales into hard shards that flash and fizz, careen, wail, crash, and sputter—pretty dazzling. And with blonde bastion Jess Ledbetter adding lulling, stout vocals that sound much like Long Blondes’ Kate Jackson, the Pale Saints comparison (perhaps tracks that Meriel Barham sang) gets exciting. American bands rarely use effects this powerfully and reverberating, loudly-beautiful; compatibly, there’s post-punk thwack in the attack: bassist Billy Kunath and drummer Paul Goetz turn quickly from spongy to bold and harsh. And with tunes as tantalizing as “The Color Blue,” Falling Backwards,” and the Raveonettes-dirty “Sorry I’m Late,” the real color is green for “go.”

- Jack Rabid


released August 18, 2017

Recorded by Ian Lund at Metropolis #518 (Austin, TX)
Mixed and Mastered by Kevin Butler at Test Tube Audio (Austin, TX)
Assistant engineering and mixing by Brandon Tucker
Cover Art by Alexis Mabry, Layout Design by Jon Flood
Band Photo #1 by Wakeeña Real & Band Photo #2 by Jess Ledbetter
All song written by Honeyrude - Copyright 2017 Honeyrude Music
Lyrics by Jess Ledbetter
Publishing 2017 Shifting Sounds

Paul Goetz - drums
Jess Ledbetter - guitar//vocals
Ian Lund - guitar
Billy Kunath - bass guitar

Austin, TX

Adam Franklin wearing Robert Smith's socks on a date with PJ Harvey.

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Shifting Sounds was started in London in 2009 and now has offices in Austin Texas USA, and Melbourne, Australia. Set up by musicians with industry knowledge with the aim of being a launching pad for talented musicians and bands, the goal of the label is to provide an ethical platform for bands to get off the ground. ... more

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