Photos by Samantha Callahan via Bandcamp Daily
Chicago noisemakers Blacker Face sit at the convergence of afrofuturism, punk and politics. It’s challenging — whether you’re ready or not
Like many who call Chicago home, Blacker Face has had enough. But where other homegrown artists have turned their attention back to the lighter side of life, the multi-genre outfit keeps its listeners enveloped in the heaviness of reality, daring them to question their experience and forcing them to recognize it in relation to those of others.
Read the full feature and review Chicago noisemakers Blacker Face sit at the convergence of afrofuturism, punk and politics on Chicago Tribune. LISTEN to the album below or on Bandcamp.
Exhilarating, cathartic, confrontational and devastating, Blacker Face — led by vocalist Jolene Whatevr, bassist pt Bell, guitarist Isaac Nicholas, keyboard player Louis Clark and drummer Noah Jones — command attention and demand action in the face of overarching societal nihilism and a city growing evermore desensitized by the status quo. On its new album “Distinctive Juju," the quintet doesn’t hold back.
“My Life Matters” recently released music video directed by local auteur Harley Foos