Perhaps San Francisco only sci-fi dark rock duo, Face Tat are back with a new video for the single “Open Up Your Arms” and a full West Coast tour. The video for the song features footage from Fritz Lang’s Metropolisthe well-known 1927 German expressionist science-fiction silent film, which jives nicely with the track’s haunting vocals and its prominent guitar line that alternates between a chugging metal riff and a lead guitar line that begs and pleads like a prisoner.

Face Tat self-released their It’s Your Funeral EP in February of this year, and are currently hard at work on a full-length album to be released in Spring 2016. The band describes it as “a sci fi / dystopian tale about people stranded on an industrial planet ruled by corporate AIs who go rogue and try to become gods.”

Question to ponder: Is that even science fiction? Do you welcome our corporate overlords? Watch the new video for “Open Up Your Arms” and at least enjoy the soundtrack to your impending murder by malicious self-driving vehicle.

Face Tat — West Coast Tour Dates — October 2015
Oct 21 – Portland, OR – Kelly’s Olympian
Oct 22 – Seattle, WA – Lo Fi
Oct 24 – Le Grande, OR – Hideout Saloon
Oct 25 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
Oct 26 – Reno, NV – Loving Cup
Oct 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Silverlake Lounge
Oct 28 – Joshua Tree, CA – JT Trading Post
Oct 30 – San Diego, CA – The Bancroft
Oct 31 – Fresno, CA – Peeves