February 2000 saw the release of the first Honest Pod disc, "Hadtabob", which helped secure a loyal local fanbase, as well as a production deal with Dale Penner of Paradise Alley Productions (Nickelback, Econoline Crush). During the summer of 2002, the band entered Pogo Studios in Champaign, IL (Hum, Shiner) with Dale to record "Seven On My Side", a seven song e.p. with two songs produced by the band.
"Seven On My Side" has birthed four #1 singles on Active Rock Radio (WQLZ 92.7) with the first single, "Apathena", put into regular rotation. With a multitude of positive reviews under it's belt, the disc continues to be one of the Editor's Top Rock picks on CDBABY.com and has gained the band somewhat of a world wide fanbase.
Honest Pod is not a pre-fab rock band with a clever wardrobe, writing about fictitious pain and suffering while trying to cash in on teen angst and innovative marketing plans; their music illustrates the dichotomy and irony of life (beauty and ugliness, love and hate, compassion and intolerance) that we all witness every day.
With fluid vocal passages, concise guitar melodies, seamless bass lines, and high energy percussion, this band is truly a musical dynamo with a sound that can only be described as "real". They don't just come to play; when this band hits the stage, it's time for a show!!
To define and deliver. To create and express. To believe and to project. Honest Pod brings these ideas to the stage and their live performance is one not to be missed. Honest Pod has the determination and passion to be a band with staying power in today's music scene.
Honest Pod is the breathe of fresh-air in the sea of "sound-a-likes" that have polluted the genre of rock music with stereotypical lyrics of self-indulgence and vanity. If uplifting, thought provoking dynamically challenging music is a must for your tired ears, make sure to include Honest Pod in your musical diet.
Shane Arden * Vocals/Guitar
Dan Cordray * Bass
Ian Hoerr * Drums
Jeremy Anderson * Lead Guitar
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