(photo credit: Natalie Anne Howard)
HELEN (FEAT. MEMBERS OF GROUPER, ETERNAL TAPESTRY) ANNOUNCE DEBUT LP,
THE ORIGINAL FACES
RELEASE DATE: SEPT 4TH
When I was a child, I spoke to Helen.
Helen is a pop group from Oregon. Liz Harris (vocals/lead guitar), Jed Bindeman (drums/tambourine), Scott Simmons (bass/guitar), and Helen (back up vocals).
Originally started with the intention of being a thrash band, it turned into something else entirely. The Original Faces was recorded over a period of several years in Portland by the band members, their friends Nick, Chris and, largely, Justin Higgins. The record was written together, with some songs based on Liz and Scottʼs demos.
You can hear the first excerpt from the record, which will be released 4th September via kranky, below.
THE ORIGINAL FACES TRACK LISTING
3. Covered in shade
4. Felt this way
5. Pass me by
6. Right outside
8. Dying all the time
10. City breathing