Bay Area alt-rock favorites, Facing New York are set to release their new album, Dogtown on December 14th via Nice Life Recording Company. This will be their first album in 10 years. We have been able to take a listen to several of their new tracks and you are going to LOVE IT!
Facing New York is Eric Frederic [vocals, guitar] (also known as the multi-platinum GRAMMY–nominated producer/songwriter/artist Ricky Reed), Brandon Canchola [bass] and Omar Cuellar [drums] and they are set to perform a special hometown album release show next week. The show will be on December 14th at the Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. You can pick up tickets for the show by heading over to https://facingnewyork.wun.io/events/443136 Every ticket purchase will include the vinyl Dogtown album and Facing New York t-shirt.
You can check out the title track below:
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Eric, Brandon and Omar have a brotherhood and friendship that has endured from their beginnings together in the Bay Area, and that’s what this project represents. Formed in 2004, the group emerged as a cult favorite in the Northern California scene as they independently delivered a handful of progressively charged alternative rock LPs and toured throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. Then, life happened throughout the ensuing decade with ups, downs, trials, tribulations, weddings, deaths, births, and all manner of change. Facing New York happened in the background throughout all those years, evolving as life unfolded, and the band would get together annually around the holidays when they were back in the Bay Area for impromptu jam sessions, inspired by everything from Soundgarden, The Jesus Lizard, and Yes to Failure and Shudder To Think. Almost exactly 10 years since the last album, it felt like they had all gone through enough of life’s ups and downs together for the weight of the lyrics to match the weight of the music. Dogtown refers to a neighborhood in West Oakland that’s going through massive upheaval and gentrification and where the band has spent a lot of their life. The gnarly, grisly transformation of the area where they made this music is a metaphor for all of the change that’s transpired in their own lives.
Make sure to catch them in San Francisco and be sure to pick up their new album. Visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.
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