The Original Faces LP
Kranky / USA / 2015
Liz Harris (aka Grouper) band project plays bittersweet noise and shoegaze songs from another time. 'The Original Faces' marks a pretty different experience of Harris' work. Helen is a pop group from Oregon. Liz Harris (vocals/lead guitar), Jed Bindeman (drums/tambourine), Scott Simmons (bass/guitar), and Helen (back up vocals). Originally started with the intention of being a thrash band, it turned into something else entirely. The Original Faces was recorded over a period of several years in Portland by the band members, their friends Nick Chris and, largely, Justin Higgins Written together, some songs based on Liz and Scott's demos.