FAUX CO. PRESS
"Both sides of Faux Co’s new 7-incher, ‘Set the Record Straight’ and ‘Prozac Spaceman,’ are oddly contagious. The horn-backed ‘Set the Record Straight’ recalls early 70s Kinks whilst ‘Prozac Spaceman’ adds a pill of Flaming Lips.” -The Strange Brew (UK)
“SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT is a steamy blues-rock groove fueled with crackling guitars, glorious Stones-esque Sticky Fingers horns, captivating vocals, 60s harmonies and a banging bass/drums tandem. Its swagger creeps under your skin instantly without asking. Infectious stuff, ladies and gents!” -Turn Up the Volume
"Let the lighthearted playfulness in the “Prozac Spaceman” video envelope you while the melodic power of “Set the Record Straight” overtakes you – I’m confident you’ll dig both.” -PopDose
"Set The Record Straight is a potent rocker, where everything feels energised and yet the musical arrangement leaves room for every musical and vocal element to have clarity. I guess it's a case of modern mixing techniques meet timeless rock and roll ideas and combine to make some splendid music.” -Beehive Candy
“Set the Record Straight” b/w “Prozac Spaceman has received airplay via WKQX, WNUR, WLUW, CHIRP, Lumpen Radio and WRIR.
“Set the Record Straight” was premiered online via The Minimal Beat and has been featured at The Deli Chicago and Chicago Mixtape.
“Prozac Spaceman” (single) was premiered online via Power Popaholic and “Prozac Spaceman” (video) was premiered via Midwest Action and featured on The Minimal Beat and Static Multimedia.
Set The Record Straight
Faux Co. is Chicago's own "Gritpop" outfit. Founded by songwriter Ben Mackey in 2016. Imagine if Elliott Smith and Spoon had a lofi baby, who only listened to John Lennon and the Stones, and LO! you have "Gritpop", and you have Faux Company. The group has played premier venues such as Schubas, Coles, The Observatory, Sofar Sounds, Subterrean to name a few. They recently recorded their debut record, and released a Double A Side Single 7" Set the Record Straight/Prozac Spaceman local indie Dark Circles Records. Keep an eye out for their Debut Record RADIO SILENCE dropping in 2019, and a tour surrounding the release.