You don’t have to die to start your life all over again, but you might have to pretend to. The members of Fake Your Own Death, a San Francisco band, are constantly reinventing their sound, their vision and the Mission District art scene that they call home. Starting over again seems to be the mantra in the band’s newest album, “Invisible and Bulletproof,” released February 2012. The music sounds fresh, vital and earnest while at the same time, vintage and honest. Lead singer, Terry Ashkinos (formerly of SF indie sensation Elephone), built this band around a belief that there are still questions to be explored in art and rock ‘n roll. After writing a hand full of songs, Terry surrounded himself with close friends and inspired SF musicians from bands like Every Move a Picture and Lilofee. They immediately started creating passionate, emotional music and soon after explosive and heart felt shows. Working with in-house producer, Sean Beresford, FYOD has created a collection of dynamic songs that range from the idea that our telephones are a better window into the world than our own eyes; to a song about a generation who loathe satisfaction.
Described as literary, brutal and infectious, FYOD has been compared to bands like The National, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Arcade Fire, Sonic Youth and Interpol by both local and national press. The band is staples on Bagel Radio, Mutiny Radio, Soma FM, Radio Valencia and KUSF. FYOD has played several sold out shows as main support for Hockey, The Warlocks, You Say Party We Say Die, Admiral Radley at the Noise Pop Festival, Film School, White Denim as well as The Trail of the Dead at SXSW. Fake Your Own Death is comprised of Terry Ashkinos on vocals and guitar, August Churchill on guitar, Dan Francisco on drums and Joey Federale on bass.
FYOD released a single on a compilation with Tricycle Records as well as a split 7” with Mission Freak Records in 2011. The band's debut album "Invisible and Bulletproof" will be released on Monolathe Recordings on August 1, 2012. See FYOD now so you can say you saw them when…
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