Who, you might be asking? OK, so Americans may regard Southern California’s revivalists of powerful melodic punk *Face To Face *as something of a punk rock institution but over on this side of the pond their tumultuous ten-year career is more viewed as a punk rock travesty. For despite touring incessantly throughout the states and putting out consistently well written and well-received albums throughout the nineties, headlining venues up to 3000 capacity the band still had not released anything in Europe.
Face To Face is one of the most influential pop-punk bands in the last 15 years. Their signature brand of catchy, fast punk rock with intelligent, thought-provoking lyrics has spoken to a generation of punk fans across the world. Although probably most well known in the mainstream with their 1994 radio single 'Disconnected', Face To Face cultivated a large touring base that sustained their career well beyond the early success of that single. Shoot The Moon: The Essential Collection features 19 of Face To Face's best songs re-mastered, along with 2 unreleased tracks: 'Thick As A Brick' and 'Disconnected' recorded live at their final show in September 2004 in Los Angeles, CA. The deluxe packaging includes a slipcase cover and a 28-page booklet with in-depth liner notes and rare photos.
How to Ruin Everything is Face to Face's reflection piece. The bandmembers take a look back on what made them love punk rock in the first place and churn it into an infectious disposition. They spent the 1990s fighting against the mainstream and through various personal and professional shifts inside the band, and How to Ruin Everything emerges as Face to Face's strongest material to date. Frontman Trever Keith is fierce, and his songwriting is now shaped into something courageous and meaningful. He and bandmates bassist Scott Shiflett and drummer Pete Parada ignore current punk-pop sounds for a gnarling rock growl.