The Hongs

Delicate Tremors EP

Out Now

The Hongs blend elements of electro-pop with a dash of nuwave to create a sweet sugary pop-rock-disco. Quite accidentally, The Hongs band members are a multinational fusion: Jamaican, French, Mexican, Jewish, Costa Rican, Scottish, Cuban & Argentinean.Formed in 2008 by Jamaican-born musician Gordon Myers this multinational rock-electro group has become one of the most popular bands on the Miami music scene spreading the dance / rock / house / electro hybrid one toe at a time.
“Magazines” is their newest single, featuring Aaron “Abomb” Johnson of the Brazilian Girls on drums., off their forthcoming Pet Scans EP.
 “There is something very delicate and ephemeral about the Hongs. Their music sounds like something that reverberates in hallways in those moments before sleep hits.I’m talking about serenity — because there is something very serene about this EP. It somehow manages to guide a slow dance that still boasts moments of unrestrained energy. Stylistically, it dips into the wells of New Wave, shoegaze, and sugary pop.Gordon Myers plays a casual bass that allows his bandmates, guitarist Aaron Lebos on guitar and drummer Rodolfo Zuñiga, to soar while allowing his voice to hit impressive ranges.There is something sultry about his vocals; you almost believe it in “Charade” when he tells you he’ll be “the only love you’ll need tonight.” (That track, incidentally, also features Didi Gutman from Brazilian Girls.)”Huh” is airy and atmospheric, slightly robotic with appropriate Casio-tones peppered throughout. “Under Standing” features Afrobeta’s Smurphio, and his influence is clear here, with almost light electro sound melded with the band’s usual slightly Gothic approach.All in all this EP is 15 minutes of syrupy bliss that engage and soothe.”

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