FACIAL premiere new single from forthcoming album
L.A. post-thrash trio RIYL: Girl Pool, Fidlar, DFA 1979
“Post-thrashers Facial peel away the pretense with the album’s lead single, ‘Animals.'” — Consequence of Sound
“A seething post-punk missile fired across the bow of your comfort zone. Punch something if you must.” — Buzzbands.LA
Los Angeles trio FACIAL premiere a new track from their forthcoming sophomore album today via Buzzbands.LA. Hear and share album opener “Black Noise” HERE.
Facial plays a hometown show tonight at The Satellite as part of Nightmare Air’s residency. West Coast tour dates start in late September. Please see current shows below.
Consequence of Sound recently launched lead single “Animals” HERE.
On Facial‘s new record Facade, the band takes a look at their city (Los Angeles), their country (U.S.A.), and within themselves, to see what kind of ugly truths lie behind the front. Inside of all of us there are things that we try very hard to conceal: animal urges, selfishness, anger, hate, envy, violence, sexuality. We push them down and paint an alternate reality on the surface: happy, caring, altruistic, confident, peaceful, benevolent. But when the discrepancy between facade and reality becomes too great, we are forced to confront the facade and to question the fabricated surface realities fed to us all.
The music on this record cuts, churns, and moves. It bombards the listener, as if in attempt to disarm the defenses that we use to protect ourselves from these uncomfortable truths. Perhaps facades are necessary in certain scenarios; little white lies. We do not want to expose our weakness. We do not want to appear scared. An outward appearance must be maintained. But at some point, one must come up for air. We can’t hide forever. One day we will have to unmask.
Facade will be available on LP and download on September 29th via Chain Letter Collective. Pre-orders are available for digital at iTunes and vinyl HERE.
08/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
09/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
09/28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Eagle
09/29 – Eugene, OR @ Black Forest
10/01 – Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge
10/02 – Bellingham, WA @ TBA
10/03 – Portland, OR @ Liquor Store
10/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi-Hat
10/22 – San Diego, CA @ Blonde Bar
11/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
Record Label: Chain Letter Collective
Release Date: September 29th, 2017
01. Black Noise
05. Fashion Show
08. Carrying The Load
10. Zero Sum
11. Go Away
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