Electro-rock group The Honorable South are excited to announce the release of their newest video “Faithful, Brave and Honest,” the title track off their second LP of the same name.The band shot the video on location at 111 year old jail in the heart of New Orleans.
“It’s a place that we felt symbolized our collective thirst for freedom,” says Ms. Charm Taylor, the bands fiery lead woman.
Ask the New Orleans-based band has come along way since 2008, when they started playing music together. If their 2009 EP, Dirty In the Light was a rock album, laden with electronic overtones, and their 2012 debut I Love My Tribe was a pure rock-rap effort,Faithful, Brave, & Honest lands right in between the two. Songs like “Love Me or Leave Me Alone” featuring the late Soulja Slim, demonstrate their soul, rap and rock tendencies. While, a song like ‘Overdue’ blends electronic rock over a hypnotic 808.
Since punk rock rap and synth were born in the same halls of the bronx, explains guitarist and executive producer Danny Kartel, who produced the 2004 no. 1 US Billboard hit “Slow Motion” with Juvenile and Soulja Slim, among numerous other Rap-A-Lot and No Limit releases, “We didn’t want to leave out 808 or rocking riffs/chords or expansive keys or dub bass or pounding drums.” But if nothing else, The Honorable South is experimental. On “Saint Charles Parish” they enlist Celtic punk rock group Pogues member Spider Stacy. The result is a melodic tribute to this Louisiana parish just outside of New Orleans.
Over the past two years, the group have been in high demand at festivals such as theInternational Music Festival, Bayou Boogaloo Festival, and now Jazz Festival. More, they’ve supported acts like Girl in a Coma, Cody ChesnuTT, and Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes.
The Honorable South is: vocalist/songwriter Ms. Charm Taylor, guitarist/composer Matthew Rosenbeck, bassist/songwriter Charles Lumar II, drummer Jamal Batiste, and renowned guitarist/executive producer Danny Kartel.