The Honorary Title is a band that goes a bit beyond the usual rock band instruments and sounds that we are used to hearing. They dig back to the 50s and 60s to bring out the organ that The Doors loved so much, and they have obviously listened to Jeff Buckley ad nauseam, because they know how to bring out a deep, emotional crescendo. They are also known for having a literary spirit, with their poetic lyrics that illustrate and narrate and make you think. Although they are considered part of the indie-crowd, they are genre-bending rather than genre-defining.
Their video for “Stay Away” just premiered on MTVu—check it out here. And if you’re in the Tri-State area and looking for something to do Nov. 2, they’re putting on a show in New York City–look at their MySpace page if you’re interested.
And here’s a video for “Stuck At Sea” below: