FACS announce new album, “Still Life In Decay,” share first single

by | Feb 7, 2023 | Features

FACS (photo by Evan Jenkins)


Chicago post-punk art rockers, FACS, have just announced their fitfth album, Still Life In Decay, and shared the first single “When You Say” along with a video. This album includes the final contributions from bassist Alianna Kalaba, who has since amicably parted with the band; founding member Jonathan Van Herik has returned to the band on bass for the first time since 2018. The band shares that Still Life In Decay meant to serve as an “addendum” or “post-event review” to their 2021 album, Present Tense.


The rhythm section is on fire for this first track, Kalaba’s hypnotic, heavy bassline driving the song while drummer Noah Leger hammers the beat to bolster the rhythmic framework Brian Case’s spartan, ethereal guitar and anxious vocals sit upon. The band says via a press release that Case “utilizes his lyrics like a person suffering from anterograde amnesia, repeating phrases and holding onto old memories in a desperate attempt to avoid the slide into oblivion. Freeform poetic missives touch on themes of resignation, cynicism, class warfare, and a search for identity and meaning in a crumbling society; A primal desire to hold onto anything in a post-pandemic barrage of sensory overload.”


Still Life In Decay releases in full on 4/7 via Trouble In Mind.  Listen to “When You Say” and check out tour dates, album art below.


FACS performing

FACS performing

FACS in 2021 (photos by Kate Hoos)




FACS tour dates


2/12- Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR
2/14- Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
2/15- Kingston, NY @ Tubby’s
2/16- Troy, NY @ No Fun
4/6- Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
4/7- Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
4/8- Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
5/15- Pittsburgh, PA @ Government Center
5/16- Washington, DC @ DC9
5/17- Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
5/19- Providence, RI @ Fete Lounge
5/20- Montreal, QC @ La Sotterenea
5/21- Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
7/28- Indianapolis, IN @ Post. Festival


FACS "Still Life In Decay" art

Still Life In Decay album art and tracklisting

When You Say
Class Spectre
Still Life
New Flag




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