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


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Explicit Tracks
#5 (Clean edit on downloads page)