Friday, May 24, 2013

CD Review: Face To Face Want You To Know The "Half Truth"

California punk rockers Face To Face have felt the highs and lows of the music industry throughout their 20 year career. With a rotation of band members, the band found mainstream success in 1993 when they signed to Victory Records. Their 1994 album, "Big Choice" broke into the top 25 on the "Heatseekers" chart as the song's lead single, "Disconnected" hit #39 on the Billboard Rock Track chart.

Then, Face To Face called it quits in 2004 as the band members went their separate ways. In late 2008, the band reunited for a short U.S. tour. The vibe was so positive that they decided to continue, performing on the 2010 Vans Warped Tour and record a new album (2011's "Laugh Now, Laugh Later").

Now Face To Face return with their eighth studio album, "Three Chords and a Half Truth." It was released back on April 9 through Rise Records and the band is currently on tour promoting the hell out of it.

The twelve songs that make up the new album still have that classic Face To Face feel or maybe its just hearing Trever Keith's familiar voice, since he is the only original member of the band. The songs "Welcome Back To Nothing" and "Bright Lights Go Down" have that punk-rock aggression as the band plays with a new sense of purpose. They also make sure to have a couple mainstream rock songs "Right As Rain" and "Jinxproof" that alternative rock radio should take notice of. The album closes with the uplifting, party anthem "Three Chords and a Half Truth" and the pulsating, energetic classic punk-style of "Across State Lines."

Face To Face are on tour in the U.S. until the end of June. Then they will take a month off before heading over to Europe of a handful of dates. For more information on Face To Face, check out facetofacemusic.com.

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