Slacker Logo

Face to Face

ON AIR
Advertisement
Advertisement

Bio

Southern California punks Face to Face formed in 1991, originally comprising singer/guitarist Trever Keith, drummer Rob Kurth, and bassist Matt Riddle. Debuting early the following year on the Doctor Strange label with Don't Turn Away, the trio was quickly snapped up by Fat Wreck Chords, which reissued the LP soon after. Adding second guitarist Chad Yaro, Face to Face toured relentlessly in the months to follow, recording a series of singles and compilation tracks collected in 1994 as Over It. When the song "Disconnected" became a local hit thanks to steady airplay on Los Angeles station KROQ, the group's profile grew considerably, and 1995's Big Choice sold in excess of 100,000 copies. In the wake of Riddle's exit, bassist Scott Shiflett signed on for Face to Face's major-label debut, a self-titled release issued on A&M in 1996. The adventurous Ignorance Is Bliss followed in mid-1999 on the Beyond label, featuring new drummer Pete Parada. The following year saw Face to Face returning to their core sound with Reactionary, released on the band's own label, Lady Luck Records, through BMG-distributed Beyond. Through a promotion with MP3.com, Face to Face allowed fans to shape the set list for Reactionary by downloading snippets of the songs and voting which ones should make it onto the album. Nearly two million votes were received during a six-week period. Reactionary was released on June 20, 2000. The cover album Standards & Practices, which featured the band's own rendition of songs by the Smiths, the Pogues, Fugazi, the Jam, and others, was issued on Vagrant in early 2001. That year also saw Keith and Shiflett join Viva Death, who released their eponymous debut in September 2002. Meanwhile, Face to Face had joined the Dropkick Murphys for a split EP, and How to Ruin Everything, the band's sixth studio album, had appeared in March 2002. In fall 2003, Face to Face disbanded after 13 years and six albums. Two years later, the retrospective Shoot the Moon: The Essential Collection was released on Keith's Antagonist Records. In 2008, Keith announced that the lineup that recorded Ignorance Is Bliss and Reactionary would be reuniting as Face to Face. However, because of scheduling conflicts, Uprising drummer Danny Thompson would replace Pete Parada, who was touring with the Offspring. The lineup remained the same for continuing albums, which included 2011's Laugh Now...Laugh Later and 2013's Three Chords and a Half Truth. Two years later, the band signed with Fat Wreck Chords and entered the studio to record a new album. Their tenth LP, Protection, was released in early 2016, featuring the single "Bent But Not Broken." ~ Jason Ankeny
Read All Read Less

Albums by
Face to Face

false

    11 songs

    On Air

    Laugh Now...Laugh Later

    10 songs

    On Air

    Standards & Practices

    12 songs

    On Air

    Face to Face [A&M]

    14 songs

    On Air

    Big Choice

    13 songs

    On Air

    Don't Turn Away

    4 songs

    On Air

    So Why Aren't You Happy?

    13 songs

    On Air

    Three Chords and a Half Truth

    15 songs

    On Air

    How to Ruin Everything

    1 song

    On Air

    Right As Rain

    12 songs

    On Air

    Reactionary

    13 songs

    On Air

    Ignorance Is Bliss

    1 song

    On Air

    Alpha&Omega

    1 song

    On Air

    Right As Rain - Single

    1 song

    On Air

    It's Not All About You

    21 songs

    On Air

    Shoot the Moon: The Essential Collection

    11 songs

    On Air

    Protection

    17 songs

    On Air

    How to Ruin Everything

    12 songs

    On Air

    Standards & Practices

    3 songs

    On Air

    All For Nothing

    5 songs

    On Air

    First Seven Years

    18 songs

    On Air

    Live


Top Songs by
Face to Face

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Disconnected
  3.   I Won't Lie Down
  4.   Blind
  5.   Pastel
  6.   You've Done Nothing
  7.   You Lied
  8.   A.O.K.
  9.   It's Not All About You
  10.   Blood In the Water
  11.   Should Anything Go Wrong
  12.   I Don't Mind and You Don't Matter
  13.   I'm Trying
  14.   Don't Turn Away
  15.   The Kkk Took My Baby Away
  16.   Walk the Walk
  17.   It's Not Over
  18.   Ordinary
  19.   I Want
  20.   Velocity
  21.   Complicated
  22.   Bill of Goods
  23.   Debt
  24.   All For Nothing
  25.   Graded on a Curve
  26. See All Songs

Stations & Shows Featuring
Face to Face

    On Air

    Pop-Punk Classics

    On Air

    Punk

    On Air

    The Ramones: DNA

    On Air

    Alternative Workout


Artists Related to
Face to Face

On Air

NOFX

On Air

Lagwagon

On Air

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

On Air

The Mr. T Experience

On Air

blink-182

On Air

Pennywise

On Air

Unwritten Law

On Air

Poison Idea

On Air

Down by Law

On Air

No Use for a Name

On Air

The Offspring

On Air

Bracket

On Air

Frenzal Rhomb

On Air

Welt

On Air

Tilt

On Air

Ten Foot Pole

On Air

SNFU

On Air

Didjits

On Air

Pulley

On Air

Bigwig

On Air

Millencolin

On Air

Divit

On Air

Strung Out

On Air

Guttermouth

See All Related Artists

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -

 
 
Advertisement

LIVE STREAM...

LIVE STREAM...
Casting to |