Published Apr 14, 2015Thunder Bay, ON-based four-piece the Honest Heart Collective are set to release their debut LP Liar's Club next week, but Exclaim! is streaming the album in its entirety right now.
Described as having a folk-infused sound and a punk mentality, the rock'n'rollers have had music on the mind from a young age. As evident on Liar's Club, they've come a long way from "jamming on hockey sticks and toy microphones."
The new album was recorded at Lionheart Studios, with mixing and mastering courtesy of Gregory Dunn of Moving Mountains. The songs were inspired by the time singer Ryan MacDonald recently spent in Ottawa.
"This record is about learning to be honest with yourself when you're still not sure what to believe," he said in a statement. "You could say these songs have done some travelling."
Channelling themes of missing loved ones, deceit, betrayal and, eventually, new beginnings, it's a highly charged collection of guitar-driven rock, backed by the honest, sentimental songwriting style of a folk record.
Following a hometown release show on April 25, the group will be taking the new material out on the road throughout May. You can see the full list of upcoming shows below, and scroll past those to give Liar's Club an early listen.
04/25 Thunder Bay, ON – Black Pirates Club
04/29 Sudbury, ON – Verve
05/05 Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddha (CMW)
05/12 Montreal, QC – Barfly
05/14 Ottawa, ON – House of Targ
05/15 Oshawa, ON – the Hub
05/16 Toronto, ON – the Rivoli
05/17 Guelph, ON – DSTRCT