Photo Credit : Kelsey Heng
Barely into his teens, Matthew Doty began making music with childhood friend Jonny Pierce (of The Drums), resulting in a full-length album released by Columbia Records. At age twenty, he went on to co-found post-rock instrumental giants Saxon Shore with Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), releasing three EPs, and two albums produced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Tame Impala, Flaming Lips.)
Originally a duo of Matthew Doty (guitar/bass/synth) and Phil Stancil (vocals/guitar/bass), Midnight Faces ‘Heavenly Bodies ’ LP was the first to feature drummer Paul Doyle as a full-fledged collaborator and the thrilling expansion of a sound begun on 2013’s ‘Fornication’ LP. For that album – Midnight Faces’ debut – Stancil brought vocals to Doty’s existing songs; 2014’s ‘The Fire Is Gone’ saw a more thorough partnership emerge between the two musicians, and praise for the record flowed from outlets including SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, Nylon, AV Club, Conan and more. Consequence of Sound premiered a full album stream of ‘Heavenly Bodies’, followed by a performance on Seattle’s KEXP. Fred Falke- who is known for a wide array of indelible remixes for artists like Hot Chip, Grizzly Bear, The Whitest Boy Alive, and more – also remixed their first single, “Heavenly Bodies.”
Midnight Faces will release their new single “Devils Money” via Dangerbird’s MICRODOSE series on July 28th. That evening the band will celebrate the release with a live performance at Dangerbird’s Silver Lake HQ. The event is FREE with RSVP at www.dangerbird.com/microdose.
MICRODOSE is a monthly single release and live event series celebrating new music from our neighborhood (LA’s Eastside) and beyond. This platform will serve as a launchpad for up-and-coming artists, uniting and expanding our artistic community. Monthly singles will include an A-side and B-side, and each artist will perform live at Dangerbird’s Silver Lake based HQ/event space.
“A good old fashioned keg party for the artist, their community and the neighborhood as a whole.
Keep it simple. Make it fun. Do it again!” – Aaron Espinoza (A&R)
“Keeping the heart in Silver Lake, one dose at a time” – Peter Walker (Label Owner)