Franco-American avant-pop duo Faux Real has announced the release of their debut EP, arriving everywhere on April 3. Co-produced by Faux Real with Jay Watson (Tame Impala, Pond, GUM), the self-titled EP is heralded by today’s premiere of the new single, “Boss Sweet,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services; the track is accompanied by an equally compelling companion video, streaming now at the official Faux Real YouTube channel.
In addition, the EP includes the acclaimed single, “Second Sweat,” joined by its own creatively choreographed companion video, directed by Faux Real and streaming now via YouTube. “Second Sweat” is “a self-directed ode to the supposed ‘joys’ of social anxiety and panic attacks,” wrote NYC’s Alt Citizen, “but it’s dressed up in white fringe and with an incomparably catching dance/synth hook.” “There’s a new band on the block,” declared France’s Crash, “and they might just be what you’ve been looking for if you’re in need of some avant-garde pop sprinkled with cosmic synths…Faux Real obviously already have a strong sense of their musical and aesthetic identity and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for this unsettling duo.”
Faux Real recently appeared on the French public broadcast service, France 24, to present an exclusive “Second Sweat” dance tutorial, streaming now via YouTube.
Faux Real will introduce US audiences to their innovative music and insurgent stage show with a series of upcoming live performances. The dates – which follows a recently wrapped North American tour supporting Metronomy – begin March 23 at Hot Springs, AR’s Valley of the Vapors festival and include a breakthrough triple bill at Philadelphia, PA’s Boot & Saddle alongside Shopping and Automatic, set for March 27, as well as a much anticipated headline performance at Brooklyn, NY’s Zone One on March 31. Additional dates – including a jam-packed SXSW schedule – will be announced soon.