N8NOFACE was the vocalist for underground synth-punk legends Crimekillz. He is the younger brother of Tucson-bred modern boogie rocket man Zackey Force Funk, both now residing in Long Beach, CA.
In 2017, HIT+RUN released N8’s visceral debut album Stories Of Those, as well as Demos And Demons Vol. 1, a ten-track collection of home demos recorded between 2015-2016. On Dia de los Muertos 2017, NOFACE also unleashed the first single from his forthcoming new album True Story, the haunting double A-side lathe cut “IDGAF / Say Goodbye.”
True Story, the 14-track LP due this August, reads like a collection of compelling mini-narratives, brief yet honest tales of personal struggles, anti-establishment rants, dead end loves, and real-life tragedies. N8’s minimal wave sound is not about nostalgic lo-fi nor home-recorder formulas, but his own instinctive style that defies categorization and comparisons. The result is a distinct sound of rapid-fire hardcore punk moshing with awkward pop music. Standout tracks on the dense 18-minute album include “Not Like You”, “Bad Day”, “Men Who Dress Well” and “Glasgow Smile.”