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Saturday, 16 January 2016

FACE TOMORROW

GenresPunk / Rock / Post-Hardcore / Emo / Alternative
Related artistsMalkovich.
CountryRotterdam NETHERLANDS
Years Active2000-2013
Song: "Worth the Wait"
Album: "For Who You Are"
Year: 2002
For fans ofAt The Drive In, Christiansen, Thursday, Sparta, For The Mathematics, Criteria, Recover, Jimmy Eat World, Waxwing, Alexisonfire, Circa Survive, (mid-era) Standstill, Canvas, Call It Arson, Muse, Sunny Day Real Estate, Chore, Quicksand, Biffy Clyro, Ira, (late) Codeseven and Saosin.
Label(s): Face Tomorrow Records (aka self released) / Reflections Records / Excelsior Records / Redfield Records / 
This post's artist is from the November 2015 Mix. This is track #6.
You can download: the January Mix#1 right here or get the new February 2016 Mix#2 here.

I only have one band tattoo, which I find a little strange. Regardless, that tattoo is of At The Drive In's Trojan Horse from the 'Relationship of Command' album. So although I haven't written an ATDI review yet, believe me, that shit is coming and will be fucking massive. During that time period (2001-2003) I grabbed anything I could that even remotely sounded like the band. Enter FACE TOMORROW, a band recommended by someone somewhere so I bought the cd and at the time I was smitten because this was one of the closest representations of the ATDI that I could find. Listening to it almost 15 years later is nostalgic and luckily doesn't fall into the, "oh shit, this isn't anywhere near as good as I remember," category.

The vocals are definitely the highlight here as the vocalist blends soft singing with passionate yells. I guess this sounds like a lot like Sparta and Thursday as well, mixing aggressive post-hardcore with melodic emo rock. Instrumentally the band falls somewhere quite close, with dreamy post-rock bits as well as semi-heavy post-hardcore chugging. I never kept up with the band after that first 2002 LP as I became heavily entrenched in screamo and the ATDI influenced rock fell to the wayside lest it be phenomenal, and guess what, only ATDI is phenomenal. I listened to the newer singles from 2004 to 2012 and they were mediocre at best. The band slowed down and mellowed out just as one would have anticipated. It's not bad (depends on the song, though, as the video for "All the Way" is pretty awful), it just doesn't grab me. Now that I think about it I doubt the 2002 record would even appeal to me much nowadays. Maybe you love Thursday and Biffy Clyro - if so you should probably continue with the discography right from 2002 until 2012 because you might really like what you hear. Otherwise once the 3rd LP dropped in 2008...nah.

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DISCOGRAPHY

2000 - Rain City Straightedge (Aram Arslanian split) cassetteEP

2001 - Live the Dream cdEP
2001 - Worth the Wait cdsingle

2002 - For Who You Are cd/12"LP (download here)
2002 - Lewisit split 7"EP

2004 - The Closer You Get cd/2x10"LP
2004 - My World Within cdsingle
2004 - 03/02/05 dvd

2008 - In the Dark cd/2x12"LP

2011 - Face Tomorrow cd/12"LP

2012 - Move On 12"LP (acoustic album with already existing songs)
2012 - Worth the Wait/My World Within 7"EP

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(2002) FACE TOMORROW - "Worth the Wait" (from 'For Who You Are') official music video

(2002) FACE TOMORROW - "Live the Dream" (from 'For Who You Are')

(2004) FACE TOMORROW - "My World Within" (from 'The Closer You Get') official music video

(2008) FACE TOMORROW - "Overpowered" (from 'In the Dark') official music video

(2011) FACE TOMORROW - "All the Way" (from 'Face Tomorrow') official music video

(2012) FACE TOMORROW - "The Fix" (from 'Move On') official music video

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FACE TOMORROW 'For Who You Are' LP wma download / additional links

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