Friendly Faux – “Three Lefts”

Friendly Faux - Three Lefts

Friendly Faux – Three Lefts

Ohio is very much the opposite of the desert valley wonderland of California and Arizona. Columbus based band Friendly Faux may not be looking to change that, but their song “Three Lefts” is more Blues for the Red Sun than Bee Thousand or The Big Come Up, to name some of Ohio’s more well-known acts. Coming from their recent EP of the same name, “Three Lefts” pounds forth at a bristling pace that recalls many of the best elements of the guitar and bass virtuosos of Kyuss. But the “stoner rock” title is undoubtedly a misnomer here, and is only proper for the reference point. “Three Lefts” is a song that refuses to rest on its laurels, as it moves forward at an energetic pace, never stopping for a second during its brief, yet biting, two-minute run.

The song, like much of the band’s work including their 2013 eponymous debut LP, is easy to define by pointing to many early 90’s alternative and grunge acts; but, this works to the band’s benefit. This isn’t music that necessarily requires any in-depth analysis. Reminiscent of bands such as Dinosaur Jr., the group’s sound is appreciable for its surprising instrumentality and its straightforward approach to just being loud. If anything, “Three Lefts” shows what a band like Friendly Faux represents – a damn fun song from a damn fun band.