I suppose it's about time I said something about the Guilty Faces LP, since it's easily one of the top handful of punk albums to ever come out of Connecticut. When I first found out that the LP was going to be on Deranged, I figured, as great as the record was, that Guilty Faces would end up on the cover of Razorcake (shitty mag) and be on every blog in the country in no time, but I guess I overestimated a bunch. I'm not even sure if the band is still active right now; I know they kicked out my second-favorite guy in the band before they had even finished recording the album (Mike, the bass player, who ended up spending the first half of this winter driving Circle Pit around on their tour). The singer, Tommy, had a side project for a while that had a cover of Kitty Badass' "Chevy Impala" on their MySpace, so that was kinda cool.
There's a whole list of bands lately doing some sort of variation on the Adolescents/Circle Jerks/SoCal '81 thing-- bands like Night Birds, Social Circkle, Psyched to Die, and so forth-- although I'm pretty sure Guilty Faces were doing it a year or two before most of 'em. In any case, if that's your thing and you haven't checked this album out yet, definitely look into it because it's fast and heavy and it totally rips. Great cool-as-shit Dangerhouse-styled cover art, too (the EP was good for that also). Here's most of side A to help get you started.
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