terça-feira, 31 de outubro de 2017

Facade with Facial - An Interview

Um esporro estridente vem do trio de Los Angeles, Facial, sob o nome de "Facade", segundo álbum dos caras que veio ao mundo no final de Setembro.

Uma marretada bem no centro do crânio, unindo todo tipo de barulho e anarquias concebidas durante décadas de boa música, passando por PIL, Fugazi, Big Black, entre outros, tudo serve de combustível para o caldeirão que explode para todo e qualquer lado sem deixar nada imune.

Berrado, barulhento, rápido, cru, sem fírulas, "Facade" é uma bordoada desenfreada que resume o sentimento de inconformismo recatado que rege os dias atuais.

Visceral resume o Facial.

***** Interview with Facial *****

Q. When did Facial start? Tell us about the history...
Facial was formed out of a void that need filling. a need for cathartic visceral release. Midnight noise.

Q: Who are your influences?
Weed, fugazi, food, nietzsche, the weather

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Cam: varies from member to member but i'd say Kid A, Moon & Antartica, In Utero, Loveless, i really like Test Icicles - For Screening Purposes Only (mad underrated)

Sam; I'd throw Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here into that mix.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Cam: Scrumtrelescent
Jay: taut
Sam: moist

Q. How do you describe Facial sounds?
It's tough we aren't straight punk but too brash to be alternative rock. I guess Post Punk is a confusing enough term to work for now.. I think our sound extends to different styles because the 3 of us all switch up instruments song by song. There's this stale banality to having a defined "role" (I.e the guitar player, the drummer) within a band, we don't need to be assigned roles, the 3 of us together is FACIAL.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We write together for the most part, any ideas get the ol phone memo treatment, then we listen thru the horrid static of the recording and decide if there's a song in there somewhere. Sometimes there is, a lot of times there isn't. It's best to jot down all ideas, just in case there's one worth chasing.
As far as the actual album recording...I don't know, it was hot, there was a lot of weed...

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Anything on Chain Letter Collective, FACIAL.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We've done a shitload of covers, usually one offs live, here's some examples and a brief review of how it went:

Janet Jackson - What Have You Done For Me Lately (it was terrible)
The Unicorns - Tuff Ghost (something was there)
The Smashing Pumpkins - Zero (crushed it)
Tears For Fears - Mad World (well interpreted)
Minor Threat - In My Eyes (punk as fuck)
The Boss - Dancing In The Dark (with Travis of Piebald on vox)
Blur - Song 2 (good not great)

Q: What are your plans for the future?
More albums, touring, and eventually, unavoidable world domination.  Also a good breakfast.

Q: Any parting words?
Cam: Sorry about our president

Jay: Keep it between the ditches

Sam: Milkshakes