Photo by Emily Lembo
Brooklyn’s Journalism will release their full length debut, Faces, this Friday, March 4th via Dead Stare Records and today they’re thrilled to share the album in full with Impose. Journalism’s sound is complex throughout Faces as the quartet explore the vast realms of guitar rock and indie pop, surging between fuzzy krautrock, epic art pop, and “college” rock influences that blend together for an impactful listen.
Speaking about the record, Impose shared, “On Faces, Journalism have turned their attention to the pertinent topic of just playing a band in a scene where countless other artists are vying for the same space, a privilege that can be invigorating but also endlessly frustrating. For all its conceptual depth, the record’s not lacking in immediacy, either—its reverb-soaked hooks and energetic basslines press forth with a rare fervor. The band plays off the anxiety in Zema’s cool, gritty vocal melodies with fierce instrumental interludes highlighting bright twinned guitars, which on some tracks recall Let’s Active as much as they do Wild Nothing. In spite of the existential frustrations tied to being surrounded by so many contending faces, Journalism are clearly onto something, with a record that has the potential to resonate deeply.”
The band discussed the meaning behind Faces, what “guitar rock” means in 2016, and their influences in an accompanying interview with Impose. Read their thoughts on our current landscape here. Journalism will celebrate their album release this Friday, March 4th at The Silent Barn in Brooklyn with Stove, Bueno, and Psychic Selves.
3/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Silent Barn (Release Show)
3/06 – Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s
4/01 – New Brunswick, NJ @ Paradise Lost