It was sometime in 2015 when I received my official introduction to the music of Jason Henn and his recording vehicle, Honey Radar. Since then, the project has evolved into full-fledged band with Henn at the helm delivering one engaging and arresting song cycle after another. With several LP’s, EP’s, and split singles to their credit as well as Henn’s remarkable 2020 solo debut, Jazz Pigs In High School, Honey Radar can be a bit hard to classify at times. Early on they seemed to connect a lot with lo-fi acts that came before them, but as the band have continued to push their songcraft and sound in exciting new directions the Avant Pop and Sub-Underground tags have been tossed about. Regardless of the genre that gets pinned on Honey Radar the takeaway should be that they are a rare act that consistently offers up something wholly original, completely unique, and not to mention, catchy as hell.
On Sunday we will have the pleasure of welcoming Honey Radar back to Boston when they play AGP 15 at O’ Brien’s Pub alongside Thalia Zedek Band and Germ House. I recently had the chance to speak with Jason for a rare interview to discuss a handful of upcoming releases, getting back on the road, and what’s next for Honey Radar.
AGP 15: Sunday October 3rd with Thalia Zedek Band, Honey Radar, & Germ House at O’Brien’s, Allston Event Info
Special thanks to Reuben Bettsak for audio production assistance.