Friday, August 2, 2013

Sweet Faces - S/T 7" - Blue Vinyl (/100)

Douchemaster (2008)

Another entry in my low key quest to pick up the colored vinyl versions of the entire Douchemaster records catalog. I'm honestly not sure why I didn't pick this up when it originally came out in 2008. I was buying records from the label at that point, but for one reason or another, just never ordered this particular 7".

I've been missing out as this little 7" is an excellent four song slice of pop music. It's a little fuzzy, but definitely owes more to the early 60's pop rock scene than it does to any garage underground. Simple catchy songs with very memorable choruses. The highlight for me is actually "Here Come The Nice Boys," a song with a minimal guitar riff endlessly repeated. For some bands this could be a total throwaway, but for Sweet Faces, they really turn it into something special.

Sadly it looks like this 7" is the only record Sweet faces ever put out, which is a real shame as I would have loved to hear more from these guys. Well, at least I have the limited to 100 blue vinyl mailorder version of the record. There's some solace in that.

Sweet Faces - ST 7":

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