Not in the Face: “Downtown Girl”
Tongue-in-cheek band name aside, Not in the Face makes a serious racket. The Austin duo cranks out catchy, energetic and dynamic Southern-tinged rock that will have you pumping your fist in the air one minute and crying into your beer the next.
Singer/guitarist/songwriter Jonathan Terrell sings of the nightlife’s romantic frustrations with guttural sincerity–like a punk rock Springsteen from the Deep South. Drummer Wes Cargal lays down a thundering rhythm that drives the band’s sound beyond the expected White Stripes/Black Keys comparisons. NITF aims to rock your body with their blistering blues-pop.
“Downtown Girl” is the standout track from the band’s upcoming full-length album, Bikini, set for release this summer. The titular love interest “may never go anywhere,” but the band’s hooks will keep you humming.