Cerebral Ballzy's debut single ‘Insufficient Fare’ (“its about not having enough money to ride the train”) comes in a sleeve designed by Raymond Pettibon who famously came up with the iconic Black Flag logo.
‘You haven’t heard of the New York hardcore scene because we it’ says front man Honor. He along with Abe, Mel, Mason and Jason met skating around the same parks in East New York and bonded over a shared love of 1 dollar pizza slices, the Beastie Boys and Beavis And Butthead re-runs. Theirs was a band that formed out of necessity more than desire, all of them equally alienated by the current preppy Brooklyn scene and its infatuation with whichever hybrid of dance music and world music is popular on hype machine this week. Inspired by Bad Brains and Suicidal Tendencies, Cerebral Ballzy started to make music that was louder, funner, dumber and way less aspirational .