Facade |fəˈsäd| a false, superficial, or artificial appearance or effect, used to conceal a less pleasant or credible reality. But how long can one accept a lie?
On FACIAL’s new record Facade (out September 29 via Chain Letter Collective), 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.
Today Glide is excited to premiere “Disappointment”, one of the standout tracks on Facade. The song begins with a sinister guitar hook before launching into a barrage of heaviness, which makes it easy to see why FACIAL have drawn comparisons to acts like Girl Pool, Fidlar and DFA 1979. The song feels rooted in post-punk, grunge, and heavy rock, and entices the listener to make a concerted effort to catch this trio perform live. Making it even more intriguing is that band members Sam, Cam and Jay all switch off playing different instruments.
FACIAL release Facade September 29th on Chain Letter Collective. PRE-ORDER
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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 @ The Shakedown
10/03 – Portland, OR @ Liquor Store
10/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt
10/05 – Bend, OR @ Spoken Moto
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi-Hat
10/22 – San Diego, CA @ Blonde Bar
11/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon