Comprised of musicians who have played in such bands as Atreyu, Eyelid, Hotwire, and Scars of Tomorrow, Fake Figures is a SoCal-based outfit with a penchant for arena-sized melodic hooks and driving guitars. Founded in 2011, the group issued their debut EP, Hail the Sycophants, at the end of that year, garnering praise from music outlets via its infectious blend of post-hardcore and alt.rock. A couple of years later, Fake Figures brought in Saosin guitarist Beau Burchell to produce the sessions for their follow-up EP, They Must Be Destroyed.
It's been a few years since we heard from them, but 2019 was fruitful for Fake Figures as the band signed a deal with War Against Records (Pressure Cracks, Rot) and collaborated with producer Kris Comeaux (Assuming We Survive) to work on what would become their forthcoming EP, We Are the Dead.
No Echo is pleased to present the premiere of the entire We Are the Dead EP for your listening pleasure:
"A little less than a year ago we decided to write a new song," says Fake Figures singer Rus Martin, "and really that was just the goal, one song. It was after a couple years off and the song ended up becoming 'Hole in the Sky,' which I remember driving back from a winter trip in Big Bear with my girlfriend and us seeing a massive sized hole in a grey cloudy sky with sun beams pouring through it like the hands of God reaching toward us all. It made me think that no matter our differences and what we believe in... we’re all going to meet the maker when it’s all said and done. So I wrote the lyrics based off those feelings.
"The great vibes we all had tracking with new producer Kris Comeaux parlayed into us wanting to write another EP. So things came along pretty quickly, the other songs were written pretty effortlessly and we were in the studio again finishing up the final 3-4 songs. Through some good timing we were lucky enough to have Jonah Matranga write lyrics for and guest appear on a song (We are the Dead) and since then we've knocked out some great videos, artwork, marketing plans, and now ..here we are again.
"Doing this music thing. However, this time around... I think we’ve had the most fun. Which is really what it’s all about. Fun with friends writing some tunes."
The We Are the Dead EP will hit stores this Friday (Nov. 15) on all digital outlets, and if you want to pick up a copy of the vinyl, hit the War Against Records online store.