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Dogtown

by Facing New York

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J Matthew Ward This is a alt rock record for everyone. These tracks pop and crackle in all the right places. The band starts with a foundation of muscular garage rock and brings the imagination of progressive rock and the lyrical affability of pop to offer an impressive alternative rock record. The production on the tracks, especially the guitars, is vivid and engaging. Facing New York’s third album calls on sizable influences (Oceansize, Jane’s Addiction, Spoon) while bringing fresh melody and energy to an alt genre in need of reinvention. Put this album on repeat and blaze through the world.
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Nerve Salad I feel like I've waited years for this album. Wait.. I HAVE waited years for this album! Is it good? Is it what I hoped for? You better believe it! Facing New York, killing it once again. A band that grows up while you grow up. This goes into the Best Of The Year List without even thinking twice... Remember to RSVP to the release party at my house, whether the band shows up or not.
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firestather Reminds me of some sweet tunes of the 90s grunge era. Well done!
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1.
05:31
Past the scrap metal siding a cart built for shopping is full of bottles and cans Where the water is treated nobody is needed and it seems to run itself In the road there’s a man with a crowbar in hand getting pushed all the way down Out of Dogtown The gnashing of gears is quiet around here, it’s done over drinks somewhere But the scourge they have sewn is bigger than us all A creeping plague can’t be paid off Dumpsters on fire Shoes on a wire Devil’s a liar In the road there’s a man with the world in his hand Stolen land, breaking ground Down in Dogtown The ones you defeated The love has receded It can’t be completed now
2.
03:14
Back against the wall, no options no one to call A band playing two different songs, a man dying down the hall And he says goodbye, I say hello, which one is scarier its hard to know But all you can do is let go Two hearts are beating inside you My heart better get bigger too It’s growing every day since she came in the room Don’t know how to thank you Shelter nowhere, the city is burning used to not care Now I’m the shelter when I’m scared in the crosshairs like a bear in a hunter’s scope Nothing to say and nothing to choose just power forward with the world to lose When everything is new I focus on you Two hearts are beating inside you My heart better get bigger too It’s growing every day, her eyes getting more blue Don’t know how to thank you You gotta hold on, hold on to me I thought I was stronger, stronger than this I need direction and affection And I’ll give you all everything I am Two hearts are beating inside you My heart better get bigger too It’s growing every day since she came in the room Don’t know how to thank you
3.
I said to myself, hey man, you need some time on your own Get out on the road and chase the ones you couldn’t get before But then you walked in I prayed to the gods, you know I owe you each a jack and coke You led me to her but now I’m scared I’m gonna mess it up Trying to sound smarter than I am, let this spinning wheel get out of hand And I don’t want to tell you You make comets collide in my chest And I way overthink how I’m dressed Yes I prayed to the gods of the good shit and they led me to you Maybe we could get up on the weekends Maybe you could hit me when you’re free next Cut I ain’t gonna tell you You make comets collide in my chest And I way overthink how I’m dressed Yes I prayed to the gods of the good shit and they led me to you
4.
03:50
Wet socks and muddy grass, Thanksgiving knocked me on my ass So I’m throwing this Big 5 pigskin with 6, 7, 8 of my best friends Bulleit Rye in my thermos, playing ball how we learned it When a couple of kids rolled up, started talking some shit 1 alligator 2 alligator 3 alligator The quarterback is 8, maybe 9, he’s going deep you can see it in his eyes 5 alligator 6 alligator 7 alligator His heart is open wide, he sends the ball into the sky Hail Mary Bless this time traveling 30-yard throw 20-some years from now someone be open in the end zone Firecracker in hand running circles around an old man Understand if I could have it this way forever I wouldn’t change nothing, now or never I’m saying throwing the ball around when I’m home (you don’t know what you got till it’s gone) 1 alligator 2 alligator 3 alligator The quarterback barefooted and fast, he’s dropping all the way all the way back 5 alligator 6 alligator 7 alligator His heart is open wide, he sends the ball into the sky Hail Mary Bless this time traveling 30-yard throw 20-some years from now someone be open in the end zone
5.
Morning when you wake up Sunlight, bottom of the bed I touch your skin Phone dead, I didn’t plug it in No words Sweat drip on the tip of your nose You already know I want to get you off before you go In one Legs woven in one Bodies woven in one Lives woven in one
6.
03:52
I was down and out, people counting on me Dude bailed me out like I couldn’t believe And I know he’s back on the bottle Some people just got trouble He got a woman in his pickup truck Nursing a tall can with motherly love I can’t say nothing, who am I to judge You know some people just got trouble
7.
03:44
I caught myself spacing out in a strip club Little bit of Jameson in my precum And I don’t really need a hundred dollar lap dance But I don’t have anything else And getting off feels better than not Put a gag in my loudmouth heart Take me there to the place I love And around I go I’m barely turned on I barely got off I’m closer to love I’m closer to God And when I’m through I’m through with you I’m all alone in a cheap hotel room Face lit by the internet blue When this living I’m living it gets tough I get high on a little touch And I know that I ought to face it And I know that I got to change it But it feels so good that I can taste it I’m barely turned on I barely got off I’m closer to love I’m closer to God And when I’m through I’m through with you
8.
Woke up with my shoes on, staring at my phone Left the kitchen light on, clothes piled on the floor Body like molasses but still I can’t relax Got a pocket full of missed calls but I can’t call them back I remember when the good days outnumbered the bad Now its everything is sideways, everything I had I was swinging from the treetops now I’m falling through the floor Singing heaven is high and hell is low I know heaven is high but hell is low
9.
05:12
When I stare into the abyss trying to make sense of it I see the patterns in the dark are written in the stars Your love Drop down bypass my wants and needs Put some ground under my feet I know I felt it once or twice Your heart, it beats in time with mine Your love Drop in Clear head Give Love Break bread Come home Face death Say yes Say yes

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released December 14, 2018

Written by: Brandon Canchola, Omar Cuellar, Eric Frederic
Guitar, Vocals: Eric Frederic
Bass: Brandon Canchola
Drums: Omar Cuellar
Produced by: Facing New York
Engineered by: Ian Rickard, Glenn Sawyer, Ethan Shumaker
Recorded at: Radiostar Studios, Elysian Park, Different Fur Studios
Mixed by: Ricky Reed
Mix Engineer: Ethan Shumaker
Additional Production on "Dogtown" and "Birth of Venus" by: Nate Mercereau
Mastered by: Chris Gehringer

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