Doty and his bandmate, vocalist Phil Stancil, will hit the road to play out tunes from both albums in November when Midnight Faces supports new Secretly Canadian – Last Gang signings Electric Youth on that band’s North American tour. See below for complete itinerary.
Barely into his teens, Matt Doty began making music with childhood friend Jonny Pierce (of The Drums), resulting in a full-length album released by Columbia Records. At age twenty, he went on to co-found post-rock instrumental giants Saxon Shore with Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), releasing three EPs, and two albums produced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Tame Impala, Flaming Lips.)
“I had been writing new music during Saxon Shore’s hiatus, with no idea as to where the songs would end up,” Doty says of the beginnings of Midnight Faces. “Towards the end of 2012, I asked Phil to take a shot at adding vocals to a couple of the tunes and that’s when things started to fall into place.”
“To better understand what The Fire Is Gone is, please understand what it isn’t,” Doty explains of the new Midnight Faces album. “No fancy producers, no big name special guests, no one wearing robot costumes, no all-analog studio, and no songs recorded live to tape. We made this album by ourselves and for ourselves. We made it in my apartment on a computer one track at a time.”