NORTHERN FACES DEBUT VIDEO FOR “MESSIN’ WITH ME” AHEAD OF CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH OWEL!
Albany-based alternative rock trio, Northern Faces, premiered the video for their latest single “Messin’ With Me” today via noted indie tastemaking blog Earmilk.com. This latest visual from the band, finds the three members of Northern Faces cruising the highways of upstate New York in the sort of reflective drive that every young person searching for something bigger in life has found themselves taking part in, only to find out they aren’t necessarily having the sort of journey the imagery would suggest. The video perfectly matches the contemplative, hopeful vibe that the song is built on, giving a deeper insight into the mindset of the band and the mental space that they explore on their upcoming Equal Vision Records full length Fingers Crossed. You can join Northern Faces on this journey here or stream “Messin’ With Me” now on your favorite service here.
Further insight into “Messin’ With Me” from Bryan Shortell (Vocals/Guitar):
“Messin’ With Me” is a song that was born out of pure frustration. We were up to 20 or 30 demos that we had written for the new record, and it finally felt like we’d hit our stride. After months of writing and re-writing these tracks, the album finally felt like it was coming together. We had a producer and a studio lined up, and it felt like we were nearing the finish line.
Our producer was on the road with a couple of bands we really respect, and hit us up asking us to send him a few demos. He said one of the bands wanted to help out and give us some feedback. We sent over two tracks right away – clearly in the demo stages still, but very close to our heart. That night we got back a video message that ended up changing the course of the entire record.
“Messin’ With Me” is the first song that was born from that message. A message that turned out to be nothing but a big misunderstanding, but ended up inspiring a batch of new songs that would become the cornerstone of this new record. It’s a song for anyone who’s ever felt like it might finally be time to close the door on your dreams. It’s a song for anyone who thinks their time has run out, and it’s time to stop playing “pretend” and hang it up – to settle down. But mostly, it’s a song for anyone who knows what it’s like to get knocked down, and get right the fuck back up. Not because you want to, but because you have to.
This song is as much confident and self assured, as it is uncertain and insecure. It’s for everyone out there living life with fingers crossed.”
Northern Faces fuse impossibly catchy hooks and melodies, unparalleled harmonies, blues-influenced instrumentation and a modern pop sensibility into a sound that feels both familiar and inherently unique. With over 6 million spins on Spotify and a performance history that includes shows and tours with a wide array of acts including The 1975, Royal Blood, Cage The Elephant, AWOL Nation, The Dear Hunter and X Ambassadors, Northern Faces are poised to take a well-deserved step forward into the mainstream with the release of the new record later this year.
The band will close out 2017 with a string of co-headline dates with labelmates, OWEL, this December. Northern Faces is quoted as saying “Our live shows are our pride and joy. We take a lot of pride in trying to put on a show that leaves a lasting impression on the audience. The stage really is our home”. The tour will start with a hometown show in Albany, New York, before working its way down the coast, including key stops such as Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Boston. Full tour dates are listed below and tickets for all dates are available here.
12/1 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow
12/7 – Syracuse, NY @ Spark Art Space
12/8 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
12/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Knitting Factory
12/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
12/16 – Washington DC @ Songbyrd
12/17 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
12/18 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine (Free Show)