Chicago’s Grit Rockers FAUX CO. Released Their Debut LP ‘RADIO SILENCE’ – Discover It Here TRACK BY TRACK…

18 April 2019

What a relief to find out there are still artists and bands out there that still care about the genuine and timeless essence of rock and pop, namely, writing irresistible and infectious tunes that make you forget, temporarily, about the strain and stress of daily life, creating passion injected songs for hungry hearts and sentimental souls, composing captivating melodies that tickle your emotions in a magnetic and mesmerizing way.

That is exactly what Chicago‘s spirited quartet FAUX CO. and its chief singer/songwriter
Ben Mackey does. Inspired by influential icons, from The Beatles to Elliot Smith, this band produces stimulating and invigorating music that makes you feel both exhilarated and stirred. They just released their affecting debut LP ‘RADIO SILENCE’. Ben Mackey will tell you more about that beauty, track by track…

Here’s the music


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Here’s the breakdown, track-by-track

1. PROZAC SPACEMAN
“I always thought of this one as the album opener; the way things come in gradually. This one is about getting yourself free from toxic people, [away] from ‘Prozac Spacemen‘ in the workplace.”

The Prozac injected video clip..

2. SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT
“Definitely proud of this one in all aspects. The dirty horns turned out great. We wanted a kind of White Album feel from this one. Lyrically it’s about pursuing your art at all costs.”


The band that set several records straight

3. THE SUN WILL COME BACK
“This is probably the only cover song we will release. We reworked it from being a Nick Gagne folk song into kind of a banger. The album has a retro vibe, [so] what could be
more retro than reworking a [someone else’s] song and making it your own?

4. OH, MOTHER NIGHT
“This one is our take on that early rock and roll feel. My favorite tracks are from that era, and this one echoes that love of early rock and roll records.”

5. GIMME SUMTHIN’
“A straight-up rocker of a track, the song is from the point of view of a frustrated beggar on the street giving people who are ignoring him the business because he is tired of people’s lack of humanity.”

6. IT’S NOTHING, REALLY
“This one is a story of apathy and coming to terms with romanticizing an ideal of someone, while the reality of that person might be more complicated. I like how all the elements blend in this one sonically.”

7. MAYBE IS A WORD
“This one started out in 3/4 but we moved it to 4/4 and I’m glad we did. My love of Elliott Smith‘s work really shows in this introspective ballad. Thematically, it’s about knowing when to take a hint.”


The late great Elliott Smith, still an inspirational force for many

8. GET A SAY
“The end of this song is musically my favorite part of the record. This one is about not listening to Gurus more than yourself and humanity taking back its power from the makers of our dysfunctional world. Definitely the ending though, probably the most
epic (dare I say) moment on the record.”

FAUX CO.: Facebook – Bandcamp

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