Bi-Coastal group FAULKNER announces the February 9, 2018 release of their debut LP ‘PARIAHS.’ Recorded at Rick Rubin’s Shangri La and East-West studios, produced by RZA, JP Bowersock (The Strokes) and Mark Needham (The Killers), the resulting 10 song album is a punchy mix of a new emotive listening experience.
The band’s dizzying climb to this debut album is the stuff dreams are made of, when their unfinished demo ‘NY Anthem’ landed in the hands of Wu-Tang mastermind RZA, capturing his interest and artistic contribution. The single (co-written, produced and featuring RZA) made airplay on major sports outlets, taking ESPN by storm and finding love at the NFL, U.S.Open and N.Y. Yankees’ home games. The rockers even found themselves featured on the iconic KROQ radio station – an impressive feat for a debut.
FAULKNER is also THE only band in recent memory to have collaborations with two major rappers on a debut album, enthralling the attention of Royce Da 5’9” (Eminem) who went on to co-write and feature on ‘Keep Your Enemies Closer.’
With millions of views on their first music video “Revolutionary” and over 3+ mm streams on Spotify this week alone, FAULKNER is poised for an explosive 2018. Their latest single “Hot Streak” is a high energy track, capturing that feeling of being untouchable like Nicky Barnes. Sounding like The Weeknd meets The Clash, it’s an uplifting and infectious take on feeling on top of the world and being unstoppable.
To celebrate the release of PARIAHS, FAULKNER will perform at The Peppermint Club in Los Angeles on February 8, 2018.