Midnight Faces release single, tour with Electric Youth (2014)

The hard-working Los Angeles-based duo Midnight Faces has already released two albums in less than two years.  Comprised of composer Matt Doty (co-founder of instrumental post-rock pioneers Saxon Shore with Josh Tillman aka Father John Misty) and soaring vocalist Phil Stancil, the prolific band was already back in the studio when a call came.
“We were working on our third album here in Los Angeles when Electric Youth asked us to join them on their North American tour,” says Doty. Knowing they’d be putting their sessions with Aaron Espinoza (Silversun Pickups, Earlimart) on hold to do the dates, Midnight Faces decided to finish up two new tracks and release them now.
“‘Donna’ and ‘Black Majesty’ (the title track of the band’s third record, scheduled for release in 2015) were the best representation of the new album,” Doty says. “They’re still simple and melancholy at the core, but a more danceable melancholy.”
The double A-side single was released digitally this week.  Listen to “Donna” now via Stereogum and see below for a full Midnight Faces tour itinerary.  Then click over to Noisey to check out the Midnight Faces music video for “Animal,” from the band’s current album The Fire Is Gone.
Midnight Faces – Fall 2014 Tour
(*= w/ Electric Youth)
11/06 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
11/07 Victoria, BC @ Victoria Event Centre *
11/08 Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret *
11/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
11/13 Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
11/14 Philadelphia, PA @ District N9NE *
11/15 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
11/16 Oneonta, NY @ SUNY Oneonta
11/18 Toronto, ON @ Hoxton *
11/20 Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College
11/21 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
11/23 Denver, CO @ Lions Lair