Today we’re taking a trip into the way-back machine, and heading into the mists of time (2011 to be exact) to bring you a very cool tune from deep within the Studio 1A archives. In October 2011, Austin rock ‘n’ rollers Not In The Face stopped by the old Studio 1A to perform a few tunes in a session with Matt Reilly.
A lot’s happened since that day in the CMB basement studio. Back then, Not In The Face was a duo. Jonathan Terrell sang and slung a six-string, and his partner Wes Cargall pounded the skins. Their debut full-length Bikini came out earlier that year, and we were spinning the record’s single “Downtown Girl” pretty darn frequently. Terrell also had some pretty impressive muttonchops. Two years later and the sweaty, boozy rock ‘n’ roll train is moving at full steam. They’ve criss-crossed the U.S. more than a couple times, and opened for acts from The Black Lips to ZZ Top. Today they’re also a quartet. Last year Anthony Gibson joined on lead guitar, and bassist Ross Dubois came on board earlier this summer.
It’s been a big summer for the band for other reasons too. Veteran producers, and co-founders of the Nimbus School of Recording Arts, Bob Ezrin and GGGarth Richardsond invited Not In The Face up to British Columbia to record an EP. The pair of producers have pretty hefty CVs that includes steering projects for KISS, Alice Cooper, Rage Against the Machine, and plenty others. So yeah, they know how to record a rock ‘n’ roll band. You can already check out a video of one of the newly recorded tracks, and it’s a doozy. While you’re at it, there’s still a couple days left to contribute to help fund the EP. There are some pretty cool perks if you do.
Tonight, Not In The Face returns to Austin with a show at Stubb’s. Like we mentioned up top, we’ve dipped deep into the 1A archives to bring you a Not In The Face classic to get you in the mood for the show. The song, “Way to Go Baby,” appeared on Bikini, and it demonstrates the band’s skill with pop melody as much as their affinity for hard-chargin’ rock ‘n’ roll.