Tuesday, August 1, 2017

FACIAL premiere first single from forthcoming album via Consequence of Sound

Los Angeles trio FACIAL premiere the first track from their forthcoming sophomore album today via Consequence of Sound. Hear and share "Animals" HERE. (Direct Soundcloud and Bandcamp.)

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

08/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Park Rising
08/27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Civic Center Studios
08/28 - Los Angeles, CA @ 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
10/03 - Portland, OR @ Liquor Store
10/22 - San Diego, CA @ Blonde Bar
11/02 - Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon

Artist: FACIAL
Album: Facade
Record Label: Chain Letter Collective
Release Date: September 29th, 2017

01. Black Noise
02. Hakeem
03. Animals
04. Fiend
05. Fashion Show
06. Unknown
07. Disappointment
08. Carrying The Load
09. Halitosis
10. Zero Sum
11. Go Away

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