American Sigh - Honor System
“American Sigh mixes Americana with 90s slacker rock… will draw comparisons with Kurt Vile or Mac Demarco, and even Car Button Cloth-era Lemonheads.” – Surviving the Golden Age
“Conjuring the bleeding tones of Weezer and Minus the Bear mixed atop emotionally explosive songwriting, Honor System deftly layers beguiling indie-pop over complex post-rock melodic arrangements to craft a sound at once immediately engaging and full of intricate nuance.” – Glide
“Modern in approach… there is an underlying nostalgia to its saccharine epidermis.” – PureHoney Magazine
Honor System – produced and recorded primarily by John Paul Pitts of Surfer Blood, with two tracks produced by Skyler Mondell – deftly layers beguiling indie-pop over complex post-rock melodic arrangements. In addition to primary songwriter and vocalist Theo Matz, the record features Christian Romano (drums), Jake Ryan (bass) and Ben Henry (guitar/vocals).
Honor System is a record as equally suited to windows-down late-night summer driving as it is to headphone-driven bedroom ceiling stargazing. While each song on the record stands as its own perfect snapshot of a moment in the life of someone learning to navigate their way into adulthood, there is an undeniable cohesion to Honor System. A record that speaks to the universal challenges of growing up, Honor System is there to remind us that we’re not alone in our struggles with self-esteem, relationships, and mental health.
Honor System LP out 10.15