FASIV release new single “Bad Reputation”

Sick of hearing about how tech bros and ridiculous rents are destroying San Francisco? Well get over yourself — you're gonna hear about it until something is done about it, and art will continue to dutifully reflect the dilapidated dreams and atomic frustrations and simmering tensions of a city on the brink of either real change or deflated exodus. FASIV is the latest band to throw their hat into the ring on their new single "Bad Reputation," adding another always-needed voice to the vociferous, outraged multitude. And there are few voices more powerful than singer Frank Abreau who, even through [...]

By |May 19, 2016|Tags: |

Premiere: FASIV collect footage of police brutality in raw video for “Police”

Sometimes the truth lies in the details. FASIV , FKA Strange Hotel, tackle this head-on in their new video for song "Police." In the video, they take the song's theme of police brutality and apply it quite literally to the content: footage of assaults taken right from news stations. "Are you my friend or enemy?" singer Frank Abreau asks in the song's chorus as an assault happens in a jail holding cell. Rather than make their own narrative, the band made a conscious decision to let news footage speak for itself. The clips were curated by them from various sources, from [...]

By |April 14, 2016|Tags: |

FASIV releases new music video for “Everybody Knows”

FASIV has released the first music video in support of their new record Ride, a sprawling, double-album showcasing the group's expanding range of influences and forays into genre experimentation. The video itself is a bit stranger than you would initially expect from the straightforward rock vibe of the song. It's a psychedelic spaghetti-western pizza party, full of kaleidoscopic visual effects and disorienting cuts, a stoner haze hanging over the suggestive nature of the images. Not only is the band exploring new sonic territory, they seem to be intent on warping your vision too. If you haven't seen the former Strange [...]

By |March 24, 2016|Tags: |

Strange Hotel becomes FASIV, plan Bay Area dates

Formerly a parallel side project to Strange Hotel, FASIV is now the official moniker for the mighty San Francisco rockers. The group has finally decided to combine both projects under one umbrella in order to showcase the diversity of their music and expanding array of influences. It's more of an evolutionary step forward than a total re-branding, and the band is kicking off the name change with a string of Bay Area shows in March, an upcoming music video, and a South By Southwest showcase. So don't freak out. Their music will continue to kick ass. Ride (Side A) by [...]

By |February 19, 2016|Tags: |
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