Friday, February 2, 2018

FACS - "Skylarking"

Photo by Zoran Orlik
Bad news, everyone. I just discovered that Disappears are no more, and that this happened roughly a year ago. The good news is we now have FACS, which is comprised of three members of Disappears: Brian Case, Noah Leger, and Jonathan van Herik. The new grouping has put out a first single, "Skylarking." Much like with Disappears, FACS is not going to be for everyone. It's extraordinarily sparse for a rock song, falling squarely into the "art rock" category while still maintaining a song structure. There's something very uncomfortable about "Skylarking." Despite how quiet it is, there's a disconcerting feeling of anxiety throughout the song. It's building this odd anticipation, which never quite fully pays off. There are a couple of moments when it feels like the whole thing might finally explode into chaos and noise, but, if anything, it seems to implode in upon itself. Like I said, not for everyone, but truly great stuff for those of us into it.

You can listen to "Skylarking" below. Negative Houses, the debut album from FACS, will be out March 30 on Trouble in Mind. For more information on FACS, check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

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