Heads up! New album coming out on Already Dead Tapes. The new album is called Schmen
By the way, Already Dead puts on one hell of a Family Reunion Festival, so start preparing your brain space for the new album and the festival.
A review from Sonic Masala…
“Then we have David Drucker. Don’t know him? That’s cool – he won’t mind. He would rather you knew him as Painted Faces anyway. The guy has emulated the bedroom pastiche recording philosophies of the most peripheral of artists, molding it into his own style, and it makes for amusing, eclectic, infectious listening. Alone In My Head collects recordings across the last five years, and the influences Drucker lists speak for themselves – experimental composers and improvisers, second-rate pop stars, freaky outsiders, B horror movies and other films, art both “high” and “low,” mind-altering substances, psychedelia, sound, boredom, isolation, junk food, conversations, environments, dreams, revolutions, time travel, low-level philosophy, memories, insanity, humour, science fiction, nature, surrealism, literature, observations, things, people in general, and smoking lots of pot. Above all else, though, Painted Faces is a wonky pop behemoth that will dig its hooks in relentlessly, even if you can’t work out why.” -Brendan T @ Sonic Masala
Painted Faces – Alone In My Head: A Painted Faces Primer 2009-2013 (Gulcher)
Was an Honorable Mention for Album of the Year 2013 on Trash Flow Radio
A review from Terrascope, based in the UK, Good peeps
“Blending, experimentation, melody, psychedelia and the proverbial kitchen sink, Painted faces create music that is always interesting and engaging on the latest release “Real Life Horror Stories Part II”.Basically the work of David Drucker, the ten tracks range from eighties synth pop to guitar noise and all points in between, yet manage to remain cohesive and relevant to each other, the lo-fi approach suiting the personal nature of the tunes. Favourites include the minimalist synth pop of “My Girlfriend Is A Ghost”, the haunting strains of “Cauldron” which sounds like Galaxie 500 recorded in a bathroom, and “Hurricane That Swallowed Halloween” a slow moving and ghostly drone with an electronic pulse running through its centre. At the albums heart is one man’s vision, music made because it needs to be made and that can only be a good thing.”
-Terrascopic Rumbles for October was brought to you by Simon Lewis and Steve Palmer. Artwork, layout & direction by Phil McMullen – © Terrascope Online, 2013
Check out this interview on Damned-By-Light.com
Proud to announce the latest release on Gulcher Records! “ALONE IN MY HEAD: A PAINTED FACES PRIMER 2009-2013″ can now be purchased through the Gulcher Records website. Click on this post and click the album to check it out on the Gulcher website.
The wonderful Gulcher Records will be releasing “Alone In My Head: A Painted Faces Primer 2009-2013″
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Here is a compilation from the Too Weird To Die Tour 2012.
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Here is a video taken at Orange Twin down by the swimming hole.
Check out the latest PF effort “Real Life Horror Stories Part II“
Album is available on Bandcamp and on Tape from CNCRecords.com.
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-Feb. 13, 2013-
The first song includes line “Tripping on a sunday, turned into a snowflake”. Okay, duly noted. Stupid? Give it time. Its hard not to quote, and ultimately like, this band. A deep, Bowie-esque voice through some kind of delay and queasy shiny guitar seem to be the only tools utilized at first. A drum machine kicks in on the 3rd piece ‘Song for America (Fuck You)’, the deep vox continue with some live psychedelic effects. “I love this country and I love all the people except you and you and you…you guys all suck, you fucking pieces of shit.” Song #4, ‘Saved by the Smell’, and I’m thoroughly appreciating the sense of humor of this album…John Maus/Ariel Pink are definitely an influence on some of the sounds and the silliness, the drug humor, the dramatic singing. Its a bit shapeless at times- but some days you prefer a marshmallow that’s melting into a creamy froth on top of the hot chocolate. Second side keeps rocking the drifty waltzes through twin infinite scrims with sudden stoned inspirations. There is a song called ‘Starving Vampire in a Post Apocalyptic World’ and the cover depicts a ring of cherubs cavorting around a guillotine.
-Monday, August 20, 2012-
Painted Faces – Tangleweird (2012) & New Jams (2012)