The music video for FACES ON FILM's "The Rule" is officially out today, fresh off newest album Elite Lines and is being featured as Staff Pick on Vimeo! Watch the video here: http://vimeo.com/95337936 and be sure to catch them on tour in a city near you! 5/16 – Mercury Lounge, NYC, NY w/ Highasakite | Tickets 5/18 – Black Cat, Washington, DC w/ Highasakite | Tickets 5/29 – Redstar Union, Cambridge, MA w/ Sarah Rabdau & Self-Employed Assassins and When Particles Collide | Tickets 6/3 – Rockwood Music Hall, NYC, NY as part of Communion NYC Club Night | Tickets 6/26 – The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA w/ Marissa Nadler and Gem Club | Tickets
Faces on Film's acoustic version of "Your Old One" off the new Elite Lines album premiered today via American Songwriter! You can listen to the song and catch the whole story here.
Check out all of Faces on Film's tour dates below!
5/16 - w/ Highasakite at Mercury Lounge, NYC, NY | Tickets 5/18 - w/ Highasakite at Black Cat, Washington, DC | Tickets 5/29 - w/ Sarah Rabdau & Self-Employed Assassins and When Particles Collide at Redstar Union, Cambridge, MA | Tickets 6/3 - Communion NYC at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC, NY | Tickets 6/26 - w/ Marissa Nadler and Gem Club at The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA | Tickets
FACES ON FILM have announced a handful of upcoming tour dates, including opening slots for Norwegian up and comers Highasakite, and later on with Marissa Nadler. They will also play the Communion Showcase at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on June 3rd. All announced upcoming tour dates: May 16 @ Mercury Lounge (New York, NY) :: Tickets May 18 @ Black Cat (Washington, D.C.) :: Tickets May 29 @ Redstar Union (Cambridge, MA) :: Tickets June 3 @ Rockwood Music Hall (New York, NY) :: Tickets Juen 26 @ The Sinclair (Cambridge, MA) :: Tickets
Today Austin, TX radio station KUTX is featuring FACES ON FILM's new single "The Rule" as their Song of the Day. To read more and download "The Rule" for free, click here: http://kutx.org/song-of-the-day/faces-on-film-the-rule. Also, don't forget FACES ON FILM's upcoming full-length album, Elite Lines is available everywhere Tuesday, March 25.
USA Today has included FACES ON FILM's "The Rule" on their weekly roundup of some of the most relevant pop culture releases and news. Check out the article here: http://usat.ly/Ok6OHI Give "The Rule" a spin if you haven't already, and keep your eyes out for Elite Lines, the full-length album which will be released on March 25.
Mike Fiore, the mastermind behind Faces on Film, announced the band will be playing two shows this March to support the release of his upcoming album, Elite Lines. The group will play a hometown show at TT the Bears in Boston on March 24. Click here for more info and tickets to the show. The next day Faces on Film will hit the road and play at the Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan. Stay tuned for more info.
Mike Fiore, aka FACES ON FILM, is set to drop his new album, Elite Lines, on March 25. In the meantime, you can check out "The Rule," the first track off the album, which is currently premiering exclusively over at Esquire.
Two Fenway Recordings artists, Mission of Burma and Faces on Film's Mike Fiore were nominated for this year’s Boston Music Awards. Mission of Burma’s Unsound was nominated for Album/EP of the Year, and Mike Fiore of Faces on Film was nominated for Singer Songwriter of the Year. The 2012 Boston Music Awards will take place at The Liberty Hotel on December 2nd. You can vote for Mission of Burma and Faces on Film HERE.
Faces on Film's Mike Fiore announced he will be going back on the road with frequent collaborator and touring partner, Marissa Nadler, this June. Beginning June 1st in Somerville, MA the pair will travel south and make stops in Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York before the run is over. Head to Faces on Film's website for the full list of dates. Fiore and Nadler most recently collaborated on a session for Weathervane Music's Shaking Through series. The session was curated by Nadler and features the previously unreleased track, "Waiting for G.A." and a gorgeous behind the scenes video of the making of the session. Check it out, here.
Faces on Film on tour with Marissa Nadler:
June 1 / Arts at the Armory / Somerville, MA
June 2 / Cafe 9 / New Haven , CT
June 13 / Johnny Brenda's / Philadelphia, PA
June 14 / DC9 / Washington, DC
June 15 / Union Hall / Brooklyn, NY
June 16 / Joe's Pub / New York, NY
Earlier this year, Faces on Film traveled to Philadelphia to record a Shaking Through session with Weathervane Music, which was produced by Weathervane Music's Brian McTear and curated by frequent Faces on Film collaborator, Marissa Nadler. The session, featuring the previously unreleased track "Waiting for G.A." is out today, and you can check it out HERE. Follow the link to view behind the scenes footage and photographs from the session, and to download the hauntingly beautiful version of this new song. See Faces on Film live this Thursday, March 22nd when the band plays TT The Bear's in Cambridge. Get tickets HERE. Also on the bill are Marconi, The Needy Visions and Babydriver.
The Boston Music Awards announced today their nominees for 2011, which include Mike Fiore (Faces on Film) and Bodega Girls. Mike Fiore of Faces on Film, has been nominated for Singer/Songwriter of the Year while Bodega Girls "School Night" got a nomination for Video of the Year. Also, nominated for Best Dance/DJ Night was Cool Ranch at Middlesex, Bodega Girls monthly dance party. You can find a complete list of nominees HERE as well as an opportunity to cast your votes! The Boston Music Awards will take place at The Liberty Hotel on Sunday, November 20th.
Faces on Film will support the Shins at three shows this weekend. They perform at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, ON tomorrow; The Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA on Saturday, 9/24; and The Bowery Ballroom in New York on 9/25.
Fenway Recordings is celebrating its Tenth Anniversary this year with a three-part series of shows that will span three cities over three months. Beginning Sunday, August 21st, Part 1 will be at the legendary Beachcomber in Wellfleet, MA on Cape Cod’s National Seashore. Then, Part 2 will take place on Saturday, September 24th at Casa Del Popolo in Montreal during that city’s annual music festival, PopMontreal -- also celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. And finally, Part 3 will be on Wednesday, October 20th at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City during the annual CMJ Music Marathon.
TEN YEARS OF FENWAY RECORDINGS: PART 1
Presented by Boston’s Weekly Dig
The Beachcomber, Wellfleet MA
August 21st, 2011
Featuring: Bodega Girls, Faces on Film, Joywave
Doors at 9PM / Tickets
TEN YEARS OF FENWAY RECORDINGS: PART 2
Presented with Arts & Crafts at PopMontreal
Casa Del Popolo, Montreal, QC
September 24th, 2011
Featuring: The Static Jacks, Faces on Film, Joywave & more TBA
TEN YEARS OF FENWAY RECORDINGS: PART 3
The Studio at Webster Hall, New York City
Wednesday, October 20th, 2011
Featuring: The Static Jacks, Faces on Film & more TBA
About the Bands:
Electro-rock party starters Bodega Girls are two-time Boston Music Award winners (Electronic Act of the Year, 2010 + 2011) and 2011 recipients of the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll award for Best Live Act. The band, whose song “She’s Into Black Guys” was featured on HBO’s Entourage, host COOL RANCH, one of Boston’s most successful monthly dance nights and are regular fixtures on Boston’s DJ and remix circuit. Their raucus, beat-driven music and super high-energy live show have taken them from Boston to New York to LA, and have earned them spots opening for such acts as Miike Snow, MNDR, Das Racist, Neon Indian and Les Savy Fav.
Boston’s Faces on Film, whose second full-length album, Some Weather, was digitally re-released on July 19th by Nice Music Group, (Ed Harcourt, Idlewild) is fresh off a successful two-week tour with dream-folk songstress Marissa Nadler. The project of singer/songwriter Mike Fiore, Faces on Film has been the recipient of consistent praise ever since the release of his debut album, The Troubles, in 2008. Of Some Weather, the Boston Globe’s Jonathan Perry noted that “With his poetically opaque eye and a penchant for vocal reverb rivaled only by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Neko Case, and those dudes from Band of Horses, Fiore – a.k.a. Faces on Film – again casts his gaze in some divine directions.” Featuring Fiore’s hauntingly beautiful melodies and unique instrumentation, Faces on Film earned the Boston Phoenix’ award for Best Singer/Songwriter in 2009 and a spotlight by NPR’s “Second Stage,” who said Fiore’s music showcases “both the epic and the intimate.”
The Rochester, NY based electro-rock outfit, Joywave. Adept at writing instantly catchy, hook-laden songs, the band digitally released its 77777 Mixtape earlier this year, featuring their own original lyrics over totally reworked samples from artists including LCD Soundsystem, Miike Snow, Beach House and others. The track “Betelgeuse” from the Mixtape had a consistent presence on the indie music blog ranking site hypem.com, reaching #3 on that site’s “popular” chart. Following up on the Mixtape, Joywave also just released “Ridge/Traveling at the Speed of Light,” a 7” single available now on limited edition white vinyl. Joywave will stop in NYC for two shows leading up to their performance at The Beachcomber.
New Jersey’s The Static Jacks are set to release their debut full-length album, If You’re Young, August 30th on Fearless Records. Garnering early praise, the record has earned the band comparisons to some of their biggest influences, including The Strokes, The Cribs and The Cure. Alternative Press, which gave If You’re Young 4 out of 5 stars, remarked at how the album’s “dozen tracks crackle with energy of post-millenial British rock, (think the Rakes or the Libertines), and the hook-lined swoon of late-80s British post wave.” The review goes on to describe “Nervier tracks, (“My Parents Lied,” ”Defend Rosie”) where the guitars slash and the rhythms race come off better, balancing a terse pulse with their creamier, sweeping impulses.” The Jacks have been busy on the road in 2011, playing their hard-driving, anthemic songs to audiences across the US. After completing a tour supporting White Denim earlier in the summer, the Static Jacks played several dates with Manchester Orchestra before making their festival debut at the inaugural Escape to New York Festival on August 5th. They also made an appearance at the US Open of Surfing event in California’s Huntington Beach and supported electronic chillwave artist Active Child at Bardot in LA. Next up on the Jacks’ schedule will be a fifteen-date US tour supporting The Wombats.
Toronto-based Arts & Crafts is an independent artist services company whose roster includes such amazing acts as Broken Social Scene, Feist, Stars, and Ra Ra Riot. Fenway Recordings is thrilled to be presenting Ten Years of Fenway Recordings: Part 2 with Arts & Crafts at PopMontreal, which happens to also be celebrating its Tenth Anniversary this year. Full lineup information for this show at the fantastic Casa Del Popolo will be announced soon.
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