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The Faux

The Faux: The FauxThe Faux (2003)
Tarantulas Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: Katie4213Katie4213
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Do you think you are ready for The Faux? I sure was not prepared when I loaded their new self-titled debut CD into my stereo. This four-piece no-wave band is like nothing I have heard before. Hailing from Boston, The Faux creates their sound using only vocals, drums, bass, and synth. Imagine Ara.
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Do you think you are ready for The Faux? I sure was not prepared when I loaded their new self-titled debut CD into my stereo. This four-piece no-wave band is like nothing I have heard before. Hailing from Boston, The Faux creates their sound using only vocals, drums, bass, and synth.

Imagine Arab on Radar on crack, then add a little more screaming, and a lot more synth, and you have The Faux. Their EP is extremely energetic and intense. Unfortunately their disc did not come with lyrics, and trying to decipher what the vocalist is screaming/screeching/singing is quite a task. But there seems to be dark tone to most of their songs. The vocals are the most distinct feature to the album and have an ear piercing sound that gave me the chills. It is too hard to describe â?? you have to hear these sounds for yourself.

The five tracks on this album go by quickly, but can be hard to listen to if you are not into this style of music. Their second track, Instrumental, sounds like most dramatic music ever found in Mario Brothers sped up and distorted with sreaming and added synth - it is extremely entertaining.

I am really into the no-wave, experimental, post punk music right now. If you are a fan of Arab on Radar, The Locust, or The Blood Brothers, you should give these guys a listen. The Faux, are making an imprint on this scene, and should have a strong future ahead.

 

 
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Anonymous (September 10, 2003)

You wrote locust music? Which album? That is so cool.

Anonymous (September 10, 2003)

no, writing the locust music is really easy.

funkisdead (September 10, 2003)

you know, i smoked crack with arab on radar. we made music, and it sounded nothing like this.
there was a lot more moaning and grunting
then one of them had a heart attack.

Anonymous (September 10, 2003)

ok.

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

writing shit like the locust is not as easy as it sounds, and playing it to perfection like they do live is fucking hard. if you don't believe me, try.

Yellowtrash (September 9, 2003)

This album is yawn-tastic.

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

I saw this band and, well, it was painful. Half the venue cleard out. I thought Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine did it much better in the 80's. The Faux are not playing anything new and they aren't putting any kind of a twist on the music to make it unique. The only thing that makes it different is that it is not 3 chord, or any real chords for that matter, punk. You have to give the girl keyboarder some props though cause she plays the keyboard guitar. New Wave crap straight out of the early 80's that sounds like finger nails on a chalkboard.

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

it sounded good until you mentioned the locust.

and if you say "go make a better record yourself!", then... you suck ass because seriously, anyone could do that.

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

i've seen the band before with the explosion and their set was alright. the singer looked possesed and dropped numerous times on his knees, shaking.

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