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FACS Set To Release 7″ Record “North America Endless” and Cover of The Eurythmics’ Song “Take Me to Your Heart” – Out via Sub Pop Records April 12th

March 25, 2024
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FACS Set To Release 7″ Record “North America Endless” and Cover of The Eurythmics’ Song “Take Me to Your Heart”

Out via Sub Pop Records April 12th

On April 12th, 2024, Sub Pop will release a new single from Chicago’s FACS. This new single features an exclusive, original A-side, “North America Endless,” and a cover of The Eurythmics’ song “Take Me to Your Heart” on the B-side. It is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide, and it comes on white vinyl. Watch the tense official video for “North America Endless” directed by Joshua Ford now.

What a collaboration, FACS and Sub Pop Records – legendary.

FACS have this fearless influence within all they craft and create and that influence resonates from the immense new single release. This abrasive yet ominious atmosphere builds from the brooding textures and crushing rhthyms, the outfit deliver this tone that speaks destruction. Guitar chimes into the complex structure as the drum kit cover this impressive ground with their fierce, resilient beats. The lyrics repeat and loop and hook the listener, from first listen you will be engaged with the words and chanting back, the powerful nature of the words resonates longer. .

FACS proudly captures this dangerous essence within their composition. They lead with another flawless and hypnotizing rhythm, once again the outfit builds this expansive atmosphere that emits this ominous texture, the end result is tantalizing and cathartic, collaborating hand in hand.

FACS have been perfecting their brand of intense, cathartic art rock over the course of four ever-evolving albums. Beginning with 2018’s Negative Houses through 2021’s landmark Present Tense, the trio digs deep into the gaping maw of a black hole and pulls back whatever debris they can grasp onto. Their 2023 LP Still Life iDecay came as an addendum to their last album— a “post-event review,” if you will. The band is made up of Brian Case (90 Day Men, The Ponys, Disappears), Jonathan Van Herik (Disappears), and Noah Leger (Milemarker).
 
Case says of “North America Endless,” “We had been talking a lot about how to incorporate melody in a new way with the material we were starting to write after Still Life in Decay, and this was one of the first experiments with that. I had this inverted Polvo thing I had been playing around with that Jonathan married to a really nice Frippy sustained lead, and it kind of just wrote itself. Lyrically, it’s about the dissociation needed to live in this country and the powerlessness that can bring. Noah’s beat at the end of the song is one of my favorites from him.

Regarding the cover of Eurythmics’ “Take Me to Your Heart,” Case says the song is “A band favorite, we’ve been kicking around a version of this since we first started FACS, but for some reason just got around to completing it now. This song has a lot of elements we keep in focus when we write – repetition, space, off-the-grid melodies, and mantra-like lyrics that can be construed in a few ways based on what perspective you view them from.

FACSNorth America Endless” b/w “Take Me to Your Heart” single can now be preordered at megamart.subpop.comselect independent retailers in North America, and Bandcamp.

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