It took them a few decades, but SoCal punk lifers Face To Face have finally returned to Fat Wreck Chords, the label that gave them their first big break in the early ’90s. Appropriately, their new album Protection sounds just as vital and energetic as Don’t Turn Away, packed with amped-up sing-alongs that occasionally even venture into positive lyrical territory, something of a first for frontman Trever Keith. But “Bent But Not Broken” is not about that PMA—on the contrary, the song finds Keith volleying shots at people who view religion as the be-all, end-all and refuse to listen to reason. He explains:
“‘Bent But Not Broken’ was one of the last songs written for the record and I’m so glad it made it on because it’s one of my favorites. Some people might get the wrong idea about the lyrics being autobiographical, when actually it’s a song about people who make up their minds about things they have no facts or reality about, but refuse to consider any other viewpoints based on their ‘faith.'”
Face To Face’s Protection will be released March 4 via Fat Wreck Chords and can be pre-ordered here.
Face To Face has a handful of festival appearances scheduled this spring:
03/06/16 Costa Mesa, CA OC Fair & Event Center Musink Festival
04/30/16 Meerhout, Belgium Groezrock
05/30/16 Las Vegas, NV Punk Rock Bowling