‘Don’t Ever Talk to Me Again’ by The Smiling Faces is strange, experimental punk rock with an eclectic array of influences. The band describes this track as, “a six-minute noise odyssey of discomfort and catharsis.” It’s “the second single from [their] forthcoming album of the same name.” These Phoenix natives aren’t afraid to do what they need to do, even if it means bending genre norms. The intro to this track, with its notable keys and theatrical vocal approach is an almost off-putting yet deeply intriguing way to start a rock tune. As the band progresses on, there are clear jazz and progressive rock influenced in here. At the same time, there’s a comfort with dissonance, layered sounds and garbled vocals reminiscent of old school screamo. These guys are doing something really unique. Check out ‘Don’t Ever Talk to Me Again’ below!
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