Montgomery's first LP, Montgomery Ricky, set the stage for an idiosyncratic indie pop styling that lays bare trauma without mincing words. As The Honeysticks, Montgomery explores that core theme with greater technique and matured sensibilities. With their 2017 debut Out Like a Light, the band premiered a dreamy, boyish sound that distinguished it from other influencer-turned-musician contemporaries (Rich Brian, Tiny Meat Gang). Shortly afterward, with the release of The Honeysticks EP in February 2018, the collective doubled down on its hook-driven, sardonic perspective on the future of rock.
February 2019's Out Like a Light 2 reworked The Honeysticks' debut. An experiment in process and vulnerability during a time of brief hiatus, it garnered their greatest success yet with high praise from fans and their first Spotify editorial placement (Lo-fi Indie).
In May 2019, the band began road testing new material that saw them edging further into pop experimentalism. Shades of soul and surf have replaced the power pop motifs of Montgomery's solo effort. Now more than ever... it's Honeysticks season.