Charley No Face Releasing The Green Man LP Dec. 20

Posted in Whathaveyou on December 16th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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I’ve barely begun to dig into Charley No Face‘s debut album, The Green Man. Just barely. And yet here I am posting about it, for a couple different reasons. One, the vinyl’s out Sunday, so there’s a time crunch — though I’ve certainly done after-the-fact, out-now kinds of stuff before as news, so not that much of a crunch. Second, and more importantly, Charley No Face remind me of Comet Control in their blend of drift, space and f-u-z-z, and among compliments I don’t give out lightly, that one’s significant.

Bits of Dead Meadow, bits of other slow-rolling distortion-drenched semi-psych awesomeness, and yeah, I’m in. This rules. Plus the album intro is in “Pts. I-IV” and only 40 seconds long and the CD’s in a jewel case. That last one feels pretty rare these days.

At heart I’m really a simple creature.

Dig the PR wire:

Charley No Face The Green Man

CHARLEY NO FACE Announces Long-Awaited Vinyl Release of Debut Album The Green Man

Vinyl out Dec. 20 via Forbidden Place Records; CD & Cassette Now Available

Portland psychedelic fuzz rockers CHARLEY NO FACE are proud to announce the impending vinyl release of their debut album The Green Man, out Dec. 20 via Forbidden Place Records.

An ode to Pennsylvanian urban legend Raymond Robinson, known to locals as The Green Man and Charley No-Face, the band’s debut features nine permeating tracks that contort a various range of influences from psychedelia and prog rock to doom metal and proto-punk.

Recorded by Cameron Spies (Blackwater Holylight) and mastered by Mike Nolte, this severely slept-on debut will be cherished by anyone into old-school production, entrancing melodies, and heavy-ass guitar straight from the garage.
CHARLEY NO FACE was formed in 2019 when Nick Wulforst (Crook and the Bluff) joined forces with Brad Larson after becoming neighbors in Portland, Oregon. Both obsessed with vintage gear and all things bluesy and heavy, they started writing songs together in an effort to create a new breed of grunge-inspired psych-rock. The duo soon enlisted drummer Tim Abel and guitarist Stephen Cameron (the latter eventually replaced by keyboardist Carina Hartley) to round out the thick wall of sound, when the drugs began to take hold—so tune in, turn up, and drop out.

Forbidden Place Records will release The Green Man on limited-edition red and yellow swirly vinyl on Dec. 20. Pre-order info can be found here, and tapes/CDs can be purchased here: https://forbiddenplacerecords.bandcamp.com/album/charley-no-face-the-green-man

CHARLEY NO FACE at the time of recording:

Nick Wulforst – vocals, guitar
Stephen Cameron – vocals, guitar
Brad Larson – bass
Tim Abel – drums

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Charley No Face, The Green Man (2020)

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