'Ride the 423'
Legendary Sydney band FACE COMMAND are releasing 'Ride the 423', from the forthcoming 'Chingadera' EP.
“I get constant abuse driving in Sydney,” says singer and ex-Californian Tyler Broyles. “I get called a fuckwit and a wanker in roundabouts all the time. This song is a direct message to everyone who hates me for the way I drive. Now I just ride the 423...my bus line and lifeline."
'Ride the 423' was flash-recorded live and straight to tape in one day by Simon “Berkfinger” Berckelman (Shogun & The Sheets, Nick Littlemore, Lime Cordiale, Body Type) at Golden Retriever Studios (the Sydney studio A$AP Rocky swung by to record in late last year). Berckelman’s production bottles Face Command’s chaotic swagger and chemistry well. The analogue recording is testament to a song realised at a series of exuberantly perilous and raucous live shows.
Face Command has been leaving venues a mess since 2013 with live sets complete with bar walks, Spanish-spat diatribes, human set lists, milk-crate shoes and a cymbal-slash-motorbike helmet. Face Command claims to be the only band that’s orchestrated a wall of death in a wine bar.
The 'Chingadera' EP is due in September 2020.
*Since the writing of this press release, Face Command have also put forth their second single El Ray. “Here's a raucous fever dream about growing up in San Francisco for ya. Any resemblance to actual events, to persons living or dead, is not the result of chance. It is DELIBERATE. Streaming everywhere now....”
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