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Fake Figures Debut “We Are The Dead”, Jonah Matranga (Far) Guests


Jonah Matranga of Far, etc. fame guests on the new Fake Figures track, “We Are The Dead“. Matranga also co-wrote that track, which is taken from Fake Figures‘ impending new EP, “We Are The Dead“. That outing is slated for a release this Friday, November 15th, via War Against Records. Fake Figures frontman Rus Martin (ex-Hotwire) said of this track:

“This song is our theme for the EP and I wanted to put it in someone else’s hands, someone else’s voice and heart. Jonah was the absolute perfect choice and we were all so thrilled he signed on for it. I took the quote “We are the dead” from the book 1984, it’s the last thing Winston says to Julia before he was finally caught by the Thought Police.

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That’s all I told Jonah, besides… just roll with that concept and make it your own. And he did just that. In fact, he took it to a place that was thoughtful and so impactful lyrically.. I was like.. ok, all my stuff just got ghosted. Haha!! But it’s exactly what I hoped would happen because music, to me at this stage, is more about the people I connect with and how they interpret ideas into a collaboration I would have never thought of. It’s another step on the ladder of the musical journey.”

Matranga added:

“I fuckin loved being a part of this. The track is massive. I’m just into working with people across all sorts of music, and I appreciated the band giving me room to run on this one. I think we made something exciting & real, which is what it’s all about for me.”

Matranga and Fake Figures will be playing a one-off show together at The Hi Hat in Los Angeles, CA on December 13th. The date is part of a West Coast tour Matranga has booked that also includes the following dates:

12/13 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
12/15 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
12/16 Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse Saloon
12/20 Portland, OR – The Wayport
12/21 Seattle, WA – Funhouse

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

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