FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:February 17, 2015
(Vancouver, BC) - Get ready to party! Vancouver power-pop rocksters The Faceplants are excited to announce the release of their brand new single 'Why' and they've decided to celebrate with a live show! ‘Why' will be available for Pre-Order Monday, February 23rd on iTunes & Google Play and will be available for purchase and streaming Monday, March 2nd on most digital platforms including Spotify, Beats Music, Rdio, and many more. The 'Why' Release Party will be on Saturday, March 14th at The Roxy in Vancouver with special guests Halfway To Hollywood. Full show details are listed below. To get a preview of 'Why' watch the lyric video here.
When it came time to record 'Why', The Faceplants enlisted Juno nominated producer Ben Kaplan (Mother Mother, Biffy Clyro, Hedley) to help carve out the song at The Farm Studios in Vancouver. 'Why' mixes an outright island-style groove with catchy, anthemic vocals and, according to lead vocalist Dan Botch, it captures the true essence of who The Faceplants are: "Classic pop and reggae were always two of my favourite genres growing up and the serious, yet fun lyrical content matched the vibe of the track perfectly."
'Why' is the first in a series of 3 singles that The Faceplants plan to roll-out in 2015 ahead of the release of their sophomore EP in early 2016. The release of 'Why' marks the beginning of The Faceplants' official partnership with Vancouver/Los Angeles-based creative content company, Great Canadian Entertainment.
"The Faceplants are true rockstars, and we are thrilled to be representing them," said GCE director Scott Ord. "The Faceplants have been touring relentlessly for the past year and a half, building a strong and dedicated fan base. Their self-titled debut EP in 2012 spawned the hits 'Bulletproof' and 'Last Night', the latter garnering airplay on Much Music. With the release of 'Why', The Faceplants expose themselves as masterful songwriters, creating quality and timeless pop music. There's no gimmicks; The Faceplants are the real deal."
The Faceplants were formed by songwriter/lead vocalist Dan Botch and guitarist Garrett Ward. The Vancouver-based duo had been writing and collaborating ever since they were kids, but it wasn't until 2011, when keyboardist Graham MacKinnon joined the group, that everything started to make sense. In 2012, The Faceplants teamed up with Juno Award winning producer, Tommy Mac from Hedley, to produce their self-titled debut EP. From that, the band filmed and released the music video for 'Last Night' which has over 96,000 views to date. This introduction to The Faceplants was the beginning of a steady growth of followers locally and eventually, on a national level. It took a few more years of heavy touring and songwriting with a few small lineup changes along the way, before things were solidified in 2015 with the addition of Patty Spencer (drums) and Chris Wong (bass).
After the celebrating the release of 'Why' in Vancouver on March 14th, The Faceplants plan to hit the road, taking their high energy live show to cities all across Canada. The band will kick-off their 'Why Tour' in Vancouver on May 1st and along with making tour stops across the country, they will also be performing and speaking to middle schools and high schools with their in-depth, educational program entitled "Keeping The Fire Alive" which discusses topics such as perseverance, dedication and goal setting.
Don't miss out on your chance to see The Faceplants performing live in Vancouver on March 14th at The Roxy! For more information and all upcoming tour details, please visit: www.thefaceplantsofficial.com.
THE FACEPLANTS 'WHY' SINGLE RELEASE PARTY w/ special guests HALFWAY TO HOLLYWOOD When: Saturday, March 14th Where: The Roxy (932 Granville St.) Doors at: 7:00 PM // Show starts: 7:30 PM *EARLY SHOW* Tickets: $10.00 at the door & online at ticketmaster.com
FOR MORE INFO: www.thefaceplantsofficial.com
MEDIA TOOLS WATCH/POST 'Why' lyric video here (via YouTube) CLICK here for high-res press photo (Photo Credit: Leigh Righton) CLICK here for high-res 'Why' album art CLICK here for The Faceplants biography