PREMIERE: Face Value touch on conformity with video for “Eff Sharp”

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Earlier this month, Maryland pop-punk band Face Value released a brand new six-track EP titled Thick As Thieves. If you consider yourself a fan of the genre, you’re more than likely going to enjoy this; while it’s indeed a wholly familiar sound, it’s also a fresh take from a young group with promise and potential. If you don’t believe us, go have a listen for yourself on Bandcamp. We’ll wait.

To further promote the release, Face Value has joined forces with Substream to premiere a new music video for Thick As Thieves‘ closing track, “Eff Sharp,” which you can view below.

When asked about the visual themes in the video, bassist/vocalist Grayson Ross provided the following:

“For this music video, we wanted to do it a little differently than our previous two. We came up with the idea of playing in separate rooms of an empty house, aiming to get some cool action shots of each of us, without the hassle of creating a storyline and shooting for an entire day like with ‘Up Late’ and ‘Car Door.’ The black paint and business attire represent society wanting everyone to conform to certain standards, but at the same time, causing people to lose their identities by being somebody they are not. Plus, we thought it looked bad-ass. Since me and Parker’s stepdad, Steve, was moving from Maryland to Arizona at the time of shooting, we decided his house was the perfect place to set up—with it being empty and all. So, we hired Addy Play of AHT Productions; he wielded his mighty gimbal, we painted ourselves, we dressed up, and we think we got a pretty darn kick-ass music video out of it. Enjoy!”