Post Honeymoon's roots go back to a summer night in 2001, when drummer Nick Kraska met keyboardist Rachel Shindelman (both ex-Bang! Bang!, New Black) and brought her to a show at the Empty Bottle.
It took them three years to start playing together and another three to get married, go on their first vacation and start their own outfit, the aptly named Post Honeymoon.
Post Honeymoon strips bare and slows down the pop songs Kraska and Shindelman perfected while playing in other outfits. What's left are the kind of songs you dream up when you think nobody else is listening. Think Siouxsie Sioux meets the Motels, meets Love & Rockets (without the guitars).
Streaming interview on NPR's Eight Forty-Eight.
"...sort of like Mates of State with a more jaded world-view." - The Austin Chronicle
"It's soft and rough, mellow and angry. Like when an angry mosquito lands in a tranquil glass of lemonade." - Deckfight
"...putting the "fun" in "funeral"" - Popmatters "...Their music updates and distills several streams of gothy early-80s postpunk: a touch of Birthday Party-style fuzz and filth, a bit of Siouxsie’s elegant exoticism, a hint of the trippy tunefulness of late Bauhaus...Though all these elements are familiar, Post Honeymoon turn them into something all their own, creating a skeletal style that leaves plenty of pregnant airspace between its blasts of noise." - Chicago Reader
"If there were any justice in the world, a record like this would catch on like wildfire." - New City Chicago
"Post Honeymoon are adept at letting silence fill the void as much as noise... what comes forth is something new and very throat grabbing. I'm willing to bet they give a pretty kick-ass live show, too." - Randomville.com
"When it all comes together, it's a distorted slightly evil sounding wall of noise that's as powerful as an M1 Abrams tank." - First Coast News
"...a debut album that magically combines raw energy with a darkness that may surprise" - WHAT TO WEAR DURING AN ORANGE ALERT: Band of the Week
"...secretive and heart-warming, yet exposing and welcoming." - Austinist.com
"This music is a driving force filled with a rhythm the might surprise you." - The Deli Magazine
"When the music started I could feel it in my pacemaker. I thought, holy shit, I hope it doesn't blow!" - Rachel's Mom
"Post Honeymoon has the same sort of tense, dirty post-new-wave energy that made the New Black so much fun." - PHLP
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