By 2011 Kratzer released his debut EP titled "The Towns" featuring synth heavy songs that contained remnants of his previous band, The Vita Ruins, but with a more lush and melodic sound and a deeper level of intimate song writing influenced by his personal life. He soon translated the music into live performances where he played dozens of shows during which the project developed into a full band with a rotating group of local musicians. His follow up was 2014’s Perigee, which proved to be a smooth departure from his previous work delineating a much brighter and cleaner dream pop effect to the otherwise lyrically melancholy songs.
After 2 EP’s, years of performing and opening for larger acts, Honest Haloway has evolved into a 5 member band consisting of D.C. veterans, Fico Lazzaro-Colon, Ed Barnabas, Greg Balleza, & Alfonso Bravo. Together, the members have redefined the band’s essence by each bringing their own unique stamp to the guitar heavy songs on the new album, which are noticeably darker and more transient than those of previous works. Honest Haloway’s is abandoning the standard album release cycle and is releasing new 10 songs over the next two years.