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FACS (ex-Disappears) prep debut LP, touring with Suuns this spring

FACS (photo: Zoran Orlic)
FACS (photo: Zoran Orlic)

Chicago’s great Disappears went on hiatus last year after bassist Damon Carruesco wanted to focus on his art and design work. The remaining members of the band — Brian Case, Noah Leger and Jonathan van Herik — decided to carry on as FACS. In doing so their sound changed, more atmospheric, darker, minimal. Their debut album, Negative Houses, is out March 30 via Trouble in Mind which was made at Chicago’s Electrical Audio with John Congleton. Preorders are available and you can listen to “Houses Breathing,” along with a couple demos, below.

Since the record was finished, van Herik also parted ways and Case has switched to guitar making room for Alianna Kalaba (formerly of We Ragazzi) on bass. This lineup of FACS will be on a U.S. tour with Montreal’s Suuns (who have a new album in March as well), including a NYC show at Elsewhere Hall on May 23. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, January 26 at 10 AM.

All tour dates for both FACS and SUUNS are listed, along with a video for Suuns’ “Watch You Watch Me,” below


FACS – 2018 TOUR DATES
3.30.18 Chicago IL Empty Bottle w/ DIM
5.20.18 Toronto ON Smiling Buddha Bar
5.21.18 Montreal QC Casa Del Poplol
5.22.18 Boston MA Great Scott *
5.23.18 Brooklyn NY Elsewhere *
5.24.18 Washington DC Union Stage *
5.25.28 Philadelphia PA Boot & Saddle *
5.26.28 Pittsburgh PA Club Cafe *
5.27.18 Cleveland OH The Foundry *
5.29.18 Detroit MI El Club *
5.31.18 Indianapolis IN The Hi-Fi *
6.01.18 Louisville KY Zanzibar *
6.02.18 Cincinnati OH MOTR Pub
* with SUUNS

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SUUNS – 2018 TOUR DATES
FEB 09 La Taverne St-Casimir, Canada
FEB 10 La Petite Boîte Noire Sherbrooke, Canada
FEB 16 Le Zénob Trois-Rivieres, Canada
FEB 17 Le Minotaure Gatineau, Canada
MAR 07 Le Zaricot: St-Hyacinthe, Canada
MAR 09 Le National Montreal, Canada
MAR 10 La Source de la Martinière Quebec City, Canada
MAR 15 The Great Hall Toronto, Canada
MAR 25 BIG EARS FESTIVAL Knoxville, TN
MAR 29 Monk Club Rome, Italy
MAR 30 Magnolia Milan, Italy
MAR 31 Salzhaus   Winterthur, Switzerland
APR 01 Espace Julien Marseille, France
APR 03 Nouvelle Vague, Saint-Malo, France
APR 04 Élysée Montmartre Paris, France
APR 05 Scala London, United Kingdom
APR 06 Le Botanique Brussels, Belgium
APR 07 Rewire Festival The Hague, Netherlands
APR 08 Gebäude 9 Koln, Germany
APR 09 Molotow Musikclub Hamburg, Germany
APR 10 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin, Germany
APR 11 Babylon Istanbul, Turkey
MAY 22 Great Scott Allston, MA w/ FACS
MAY 23 Elsewhere Brooklyn, NY w/ FACS
MAY 24 Union Stage Washington, DC w/ FACS
MAY 25 The Boot & Saddle Philadelphia, PA w/ FACS
MAY 26 Club Cafe Pittsburgh, PA w/ FACS
MAY 27 The Foundry Lakewood, OH w/ FACS
MAY 29 El Club Detroit, MI w/ FACS
MAY 30 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL w/ FACS
MAY 31 The HI-FI Indianapolis, IN w/ FACS
JUN 01 Zanzabar Louisville, KY w/ FACS

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