Chicagoan Alex Silva has a band – called Face of Man – who has just released their first album. Alex reached out to us so that we might turn on Sound Citizens everywhere to their unique sound. After a spin through some tracks, we are more than happy to oblige.
Face of Man’s self-titled debut plays like its been a true labor of love and passion and, as Silva tells us, was carefully crafted over the course of six months with a little mixing from Coleman Moore and mastering by Joe Lambert (Dirty Projectors, Panda Bear, Deerhunter). The band consists of Silva on guitars, vocals and bass; Jesse Chevan on drums; and Charlie Hack on bass – all Columbia University students/grads.
One of the first things you might notice about Face of Man is a wide range of influences which seep into just about every song on the record, and in every which way. You can hear some rock, R&B and jazz accentuated with layered guitars, electric pop and simple, guiding drum beats. And, although I really don’t know, I wonder if they are fans of Minus the Bear?
At any rate, this is how bands are born and we are excited to be a part of it.
Have a listen below. If you like what you hear, stream and download Face of Man’s entire debut album here.