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Face Value & Chris Swartz Release Acoustic Holiday Split‏

Baltimore pop-punkers Face Value have released an acoustic holiday split with emo singer/songwriter Chris Swartz.

Spent // Forevermore is out on December 18th.

You can stream and download the EP in full here: http://bit.ly/1kro2CR

Track List:

Face Value

1. Currency

2. Members Only

Chris Swartz

1. Murdock

2. Tether


Baltimore quartet Face Value emerge onto the alternative music scene brandishing a melodic and hook-heavy pop-punk sword. Balancing a youthful exuberance and unwavering energy showcased throughout June’s Growing Up Young, Face Value present a positive and hopeful lyrical style in line with the throwback 90’s pop-punk upon which they mould their sound. Through this foundation, Face Value incorporate unmissable splashes of the more progressive and considered alternative punk of present, ensuring “Growing Up Young” offers something for fans of Yellowcard, The Early November or Knuckle Puck.

Face Value (formerly Out To See) finalized their current line-up when founding members Alec Myers (vocals) and Jeremiah Douglas (drums) linked up with brothers Parker Ross (lead guitar) and Grayson Ross (bass). This coupling would mesh the unique pop-rock and effect-driven sound of the Ross brothers with the fundamental raw punk tendencies towards which Alec and Jeremiah continued to gravitate.

The four Maryland friends procured the services of pop-punk maestro Michael Bridgett (Turnover, I Call Fives, Handguns, etc.) for the recording, initially, of lead singles ‘Members Only’ and ‘Up Late’ before returning to The Monster House Studio in Waldorf, MD with Bridgett to lay down the remaining seven tracks in early 2015.

The interlinking of styles as well as the experience of Bridgett would quickly prove a success, with “Growing Up Young” confirming Face Value’s ability both at their up-tempo full pace during ‘Thank You, Buddy’ but also in delivering thought-provoking and stripped-back offerings ’Ruminate’ and ‘Adhesive Strip’.

June’s release announces a new contender onto the Baltimore alternative music scene in the guise of ambitious and promising young pop-punk outfit Face Value.

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