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Face of Man - A Sharper Image
Jul 26, 2011
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Why do we like this?
This is an example of one of those rare moments when I'm really happy a band emails me twice to see if I like their music. Face of Man had sent me a link to their Bandcamp page, and unfortunately, it had gotten buried in my inbox. After a follow-up email, I gave the nine tracks a listen, and was pleasantly surprised. Face of Man has mastered the art of minimal indie pop -- the perfect balance of layered guitar, electronic beats, and a touch of jazz (and even some R&B).

The Brooklyn-based threesome's self-titled album was released this past spring, and it was mastered by Joe Lambert (Dirty Projectors, Panda Bear, Deerhunter) -- you can definitely tell that influences and elements from those bands have worked their way into Face of Man's music.

From their website:

"Face of Man strives to make music that bridges the gap between pubescent girls and aging musicophiles"

From Unveiled Arts NYC:

"Minimalist instrumentation highlights cool rhythmic curveballs, and singer Alex Silva is wonderfully unafraid of his falsetto. Face of Man sounds like what would happen if Frou Frou abducted Jeff Tweedy, but amid the sprinkled auto-tuning and mathy moments, they can still write an anthem like "Ethnopoetics" "” a song that really does rock despite its decidedly Ivy League title.

You can download their entire album for free here.
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