The Minnesota-based Honeydogs have been making music for a quarter of a century.
Brothers Adam (guitars & songwriter) and Noah Levy (drums) started the band, merging Flying Burrito Brothers country rock with the punky energy of The Clash and swagger of The Rolling Stones. Joined by bassist Trent Norton and guitarist Tommy Borscheid, their first few records were guitar-driven affairs which garnered media and radio attention. The band’s constant touring and energetic live show earned them devoted fans across the country.
Their radio-friendly major label debut “Seen a Ghost” (Debris/Mercury) was followed by the haunting Jeff Lynn meets Beach Boys influenced “Here’s Luck” (Palm Pictures). The band’s sonic palette was changing and they added keyboardist Jeff Victor and guitarist Brian Halvorson.
The next outing was a Sci-Fi dystopian concept album called “10,000 Years” released on Aimee Mann’s United Artist Label. Entertainment Weekly described it as “what The Beatles would have sounded like if they had made it to the new millennium”. The record has become a fan favorite over the years. Shortly after the release of ‘10k’, Noah left the band to become an in-demand drummer (Check Him Here) and was replaced by drummer Peter Anderson, and keyboardist Jeff Victor left to be replaced by Peter Sands.
Successive records like “Amygdala,” “What Comes After, ” “Sunshine Committee,” & “Love and Cannibalism” balance the band’s love of acoustic Americana with more experimental electronic textures, psychedelia, soul, world music, and guitar driven pop & rock sounds. With the addition of guitarist Ryan Paul Plewacki, the band continues to dive into the past while setting sites on the future and drawing from international inspirations to create something ever-evolving and unique. In 2019 Noah rejoined the band and a new release is expected in 2021.