Thursday, March 4, 2021

FACS - "Strawberry Cough"

We've been following Chicago's FACS ever since they were Disappears. The trio has been reformed under the new moniker for four years now, and they keep toying with their sound. Their new single, "Strawberry Cough," is still their noisy, experimental brand of post punk, but they've begun branching out. FACS will always sound dystopian. That is part of their charm and sound. But "Strawberry Cough" has more of an almost electronic sound. There's a broken down future vibe throughout this song. FACS have never been an easy or even pleasant listen. This pushes that into a new level of discordant, in the best possible way.

Brian Case of FACS says of the new song and video:

"Strawberry Cough is about the world of interiors, and the line between where influences come together or split off. Going into record stores and having conversations with strangers, learning about new sounds, and finding something I've been looking for has been sorely missed over the last year.

"Seeing records spread out all over the house while working on Present Tense made me wonder how these different eras and sounds found their way into our music. I spent a lot of time trying to find the visual / emotional connections between seemingly unrelated works, and walking that back into my subconscious when writing. Sometimes the video is a visualization of the words or music, and sometimes it's just some random themes you notice while refiling your record collection."

You can watch the video for "Strawberry Cough" below. Present Tense is due out May 21 on Trouble In Mind. For more on FACS, check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

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