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Rock The Faces

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Mazerati
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Galaxies
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Birds
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Rock The Faces
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Super Collider
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Disappear
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All That Empty Space
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It's On
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 8   Total Length: 24:42

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They Say All Music Guide

The Hong Kong’s debut record, Rock the Faces, is junk-shop pop at its finest. Built out of parts of various great bands and artists, it shines like a brand new artifact. The list of components reads like a hipster’s Christmas wish list: the steady pulse and electronic savvy of Stereolab, the heady rush of classic girl groups like the Shangri-Las, the tough melodic craft of Blondie, and the tin can studio feel of the Jesus and Mary Chain, all topped by the wonderfully tough and rich vocals of Catherine Culpepper (who may superficially sound like Debbie Harry at times, but so what — lots of painters use the same shade of blue and no one bothers them about it). Playing spot-the-influences is fun and easy when the record begins, but soon enough you will forget the past and welcome the present. The songs are so strong that it really doesn’t matter what gets borrowed here and there. The cool-as-ice, laid-back “Birds,” the crashing unsteady “Mazerati,” the pocket epic “Super Collider,” and the almost-funky handclapper “Rock the Faces” are the kind of songs most new new wave of new wave bands would trade their Hollywood girlfriends and trucker caps for. Rock the Faces is the perfect length for a debut record, long enough to show what the group can do but short enough to leave you wanting more. One listen and you will definitely be wanting more. [This edition of the EP contains one more track, the disco-fied "All That Empty Space", than a previous release from the same year.] – Tim Sendra

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