Eight years after releasing their last studio effort, Face to Face have just returned with 'Laugh Now, Laugh Later,' their most inspired album since their late '90s commercial peak. Formed in Southern California back in 1991, Face to Face went on to become one of the most popular melodic punk bands in the world. The new record is packed to the gills with one hooky chorus after another, with Trever Keith's punchy vocal lines getting lodged in your brain after one listen. "It incorporates tiny elements from each of our previous records. But it is mostly like our early stuff," says Keith. With 'Laugh Now, Laugh Later' finally in stores, Noisecreep asked Keith for a list of the five albums that changed his life.
The Clash (1980)
"From the opening chords of the title track on this album I was hooked. This is the best punk rock record ever made."
"This is kind of an odd import record for the Smiths. It is a 'Peel Sessions' version of their singles and songs from other releases. But it was the first record I ever heard by the Smiths, who have easily become my favorite band of all time."
"This is the first record I ever got on CD. I still own it. It's got great sounds, songs and arrangements. It's a classic. I ripped off so many of these chord progressions over the years. It's been such a huge influence on my songwriting."
"I had never heard anything like this before I heard this record. This record was a giant influence on early Face to Face stuff. If I had to pick a favorite song on the album, I would have to go with 'Styrofoam.'"