Mixtape #35

The Face on bandcamp
Last year, we were lucky to discover the experimental rock outfit The Face. Based in Los Angeles, the Pan-American combo blends varied influences into a sweet and rich musical smoothie. This month, they compiled an exuberant collection of 17 songs that might shed some light on their magical recipe.


The Face’s debut EP free to download

With the year quickly closing in, we’re glad the excellent debut EP from Los Angeles based experimental rockers The Face made its way to us. The self-titled EP came out in May via Sweet Tiger Records, and the effort is free to grab on their bandcamp.

Jose Castillo, Jeff Laos, Manny Madrigal and Tyler Morrisette, who make up The Face, draw influences from outfits like The Mars Volta, Flying Lotus, Os Mutantes, Portishead, The Octopus Project and other bands and art forms. With the four members hailing from different places – Peru, Mexico and the US -, The Face blend their tastes with their ethnic influences and cultural background.

‘Anesthesia’ is one of the incredible cuts from The Face EP and it was picked for a film called ‘What Maisie Knew’, featuring Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan and premiered in the Toronto International Film Festival last September.
Listen to ‘Anesthesia’ below and don’t let the other five opulent tracks from the EP slip away.