Monday, September 15, 2014

Midnight Faces announces national tour dates supporting Secretly Canadian / Last Gang signings Electric Youth.

See L.A. duo’s “Over Again” video from critically praised “The Fire Is Gone” streaming now via Wondering Sound.


Midnight Faces (L-R): Matt Doty, Phil Stancil. Photo Credit: Greer K. Bratschie.


“Crisp, synth-lined pop drama.” – SPIN

“This record is solid from start to finish.” – Nylon

“Full of air and catchiness.” – The Onion

“Rollicking, danceable pop.” – Wondering Sound



“Over Again” is the first single and latest video from “The Fire Is Gone” by Midnight Faces


See the “Over Again” video by Midnight Faces via Wondering Sound

See the “Hold Tight” video by Midnight Faces via Team Coco

“Just what L.A. needs –another fucking 80’s new wave band, right?” joked Matt Doty, the composing half of the L.A.-based duo Midnight Faces upon the release of The Fire Is Gone, the band’s latest album.

Apparently the press didn’t mind, as Midnight Faces has been received fondly since the release of its debut album Fornication in 2013, drawing the attention of MTV, SPIN and The Onion among others.  The new Midnight Faces video for its “Over Again” single can now be seen via newly minted music discovery website Wondering Sound.

Now, Doty and his bandmate, vocalist Phil Stancil, will hit the road to play out tunes from both albums in November when Midnight Faces supports new Secretly Canadian – Last Gang signings Electric Youth on that band’s North American tour.  See below for complete itinerary.

Barely into his teens, Matt Doty began making music with childhood friend Jonny Pierce (of The Drums), resulting in a full-length album released by Columbia Records. At age twenty, he went on to co-found post-rock instrumental giants Saxon Shore with Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), releasing three EPs, and two albums produced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Tame Impala, Flaming Lips.)

“I had been writing new music during Saxon Shore’s hiatus, with no idea as to where the songs would end up,” Doty says of the beginnings of Midnight Faces.  “Towards the end of 2012, I asked Phil to take a shot at adding vocals to a couple of the tunes and that’s when things started to fall into place.”

“To better understand what The Fire Is Gone is, please understand what it isn’t,” Doty explains of the new Midnight Faces album. “No fancy producers, no big name special guests, no one wearing robot costumes, no all-analog studio, and no songs recorded live to tape. We made this album by ourselves and for ourselves.  We made it in my apartment on a computer one track at a time.”

Matt Doty and Phil Stancil of Midnight Faces are available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


Midnight Faces Fall Tour
(* = w/ Electric Youth)

11/03 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy *
11/04 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
11/05 Portland, OR @ TBA
11/06 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
11/07 Victoria, BC @ Victoria Event Centre *
11/08 Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret *
11/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
11/13 Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
11/14 Philadelphia, PA @ District N9NE *
11/15 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
11/16 Oneonta, NY @ SUNY Oneonta
11/18 Toronto, ON @ Hoxton *
11/19 Detroit, MI @ TBA
11/20 Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College
11/21 Chicago, IL @ TBA
11/23 Denver, CO @ Lions Lair


Midnight Faces
The Fire Is Gone
(Broken Factory, Out Now)

1. Wake Me
2. Over Again (STREAM | VIDEO)
3. Shadows
4. Hold Tight (STREAM | VIDEO)
5. This Time (STREAM)
6. Give It Up
7. Animal
8. The Fire Is Gone


Midnight Faces Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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