The Perfect Remedy: Your Recommended Cheekface Dosage
Do not take Cheekface if you are allergic to Cheekface. Cheekface may cause side effects including, but not limited to, extreme dizziness, boredom, hopelessness, despair, occasional crying punctuated chanting, and discontinuation of investment in the ‘coming.
Cheekface’s three active ingredients include vocalist and lead guitarist Greg Katz, who isn’t a real doctor, paid spokesperson Amanda Tannen on bass, vocals and album cover art, and current client Mark “Echo” Edwards on drums and percussion.
Although they bill themselves as the local American band, Cheekface was created in a Los Angeles lab by combining equal parts Talking Heads from the “Psycho Killer” era, “Dare To Be Stupid” from the “Weird Al” Yankovic, Pavement, Cake, Soul Coughing, and mixing foreign and inactive ingredients The Fall, Art Brut and their Chicagoland impressionists, Team Band.
The effectiveness of this combination has not been evaluated by the FDA, but if you’re a fan of the melodic pop approach with a sense of humor from the late Fountains Of Wayne, Cheekface may be for you. It’s telling that they were featured on “Saving For a Custom Van” (the tribute to Fountain of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger, who died of COVID-19 in 2020), contributing to a faithful version of “That Thing You Do” . They also covered “Ana Ng” by They Might Be Giants, another indicator of their adherence to the Gospel of Quirk, but much like this Brooklyn duo, if the melodies and tunes weren’t winners, the Cheekface effect would not be significant compared to placebo.
You don’t need to contact your doctor, just trust my assessment that if you’re looking for the perfect soundtrack for 21st century pandemic-centric paranoia and anxiety, then Cheekface is made for you.
Cheekface is best consumed in the form of 2021’s “Emphatically No,” its second feature, and its companion, “Emphatically Mo,” purportedly a collection of B-sides that are every bit as good as the stellar album. The trio formed in early 2017 in reaction to Trump’s inauguration, but any overseas reference to, sorry, the former president is deeply veiled, almost as well as the allusion to the Smiths buried inside. inside their personal “gateway to the graveyard”.
On the anthemic kickoff and inspiration for the title – “Listen to Your Heart”. “Nope.” – the trio express their philosophy: “Just because it’s funny doesn’t mean it’s a joke, now stop meditating and take me bowling.” While Cheekface may contain humor, its remedy for modern boredom is no joke, and I can’t help but wonder if bowling is the destination for Camper Van Beethoven skinheads or Columbine kids. by Michael Moore. To call the shouted “no” over the choruses emphatic is an understatement.
Patients who have taken Cheekface have bonded with the litany of modern drugs such as Ativan, Zoloft, Tylenol, anxiety and caffeine, and his lyrics are just as self-aware as mockumentaries (like the Christopher series Guest of “A Mighty Wind, “Best In Show”, “Waiting For Guffman” and “For Your Consideration”) are improvised, which is to say not at all. But the sense of humor is similar; more deadpan than the abandoned work of Steven Wright.
Judging by the lyrics to “Best Life,” Cheekface isn’t pathologically incapable of sincerity; its members are “writers, creators, we work remotely”, and worst of all, they “don’t want instructions but don’t want to know what to do”.
Follow the directions provided by your doctor and pharmacist if you try Cheekface, and note that directions and directions will include alien landings, TED talks, bread dropped with butter down (“I’m sure it doesn’t is nothing, it’s probably good”, they argue unconvincingly over the song which also espouses bringing back “Crying Back”), super volcanoes, shopping mall tours (featuring a canary in a mine of ‘gold, not a coal mine), edible arrangements, The Cross, referees, deposits, pink Starburst, Sprite Bottles, dogs and cats living together, croutons, neck tattoos, Panda Express, interest rates stockings, disclosure statements, participation trophies, PBS NewsHour, a curious obsession with dandruff, and “a phone call from a stranger, I just answer it like I’ve got someone to talk to.
Cheekface will provide the perfect cure, or at least alleviate the symptoms of today’s human frailty, as they speak-sing on “Friend Mountain”: “Hope was lost, but hope was still bad.” In today’s dumpster fire, Cheekface argues that “We need a bigger dumpster”, and though they run into modern issues throughout this walking contradiction, like the chorus succinctly repeats, “All is well”. Indeed, Cheekface is the musical equivalent of that now ubiquitous trope of the post-Trump generation, the cartoon dog wearing the hat (Question Hound), sitting at a table as the house he sits in is engulfed by the flames (originally created by cartoonist KC Green). The thought bubble emanating from the dog’s head reads: “That’s good.”
Patients taking Cheekface may remark, “It’s alright, I replaced my old phone, now I’m not doing anything faster than yesterday,” as stated when telling the slow-paced “Wedding Guests” joke. Even when some of the jokes appear to be received-and-played wisdom (“Life is long, like a CVS receipt”), it’s as if the trio were using tired jokes to reflect their fatigue with modern-day exhaustion. (modern world).
When consuming Cheekface, consider that life itself is a pre-existing condition and can best be seen through the “SpaghettiOs exploded on the microwave window of the sky”, an image painted in the lyrics of the hiss while Rome burns “Original Composition”. ”
Patients taking Cheekface may find themselves “announcing loudly, I don’t know what’s going on, I’ve tried turning it off then back on, do I look better when I’m in pain?” and conclude that there is “No Link.”
Additional side effects may include finding that patients have “memories that aren’t so good” and “have dreams, and the dreams aren’t so good.” “Everybody’s free, free to drink sunscreen,” Katz encourages in another great line treated like a throwaway, but he can’t help but add the caveat that “this song isn’t medical advice, ask your doctor if sunscreen is right for you”. ”
It’s easy to imagine Cheekface stuck on 101 and churning out the lusty punk catalog of modern mysteries that is the two-minute “(I Don’t Want To Go To) Calabasas,” one of the shortest acts in history. ‘a group. who has yet to produce a single song that runs north of four minutes.
Cheekface may not be recommended if you have certain genetic conditions, as the band comes from “a long line of people, a long line of people who have procreated”, and they inspire faculty pathos. “Consumer behavior has come to an end, take back your deposit and bring a big, big friend,” they prompt on “Big Big Friend,” and this “long line of people” becomes “problematic” as the song progresses.
“Call your doctor immediately if you stick your face in the bowl” and “Sometimes I wonder if there’s only one good thing on earth and then I eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch,” Katz intones on “Don’t Get Hit By A Car.” And yet he still draws the choral conclusion that “everything is boring now, I can’t help it, I can’t help it. Cheekface won’t necessarily create the side effect of despair, because “He there are limitless breadsticks on the sideboard of life,” they sing at the start of “Loyal Like Me,” drugging themselves with their friends’ bodies and grinding coffee beans into coffee beans.
An opportunity to enroll in a clinical trial of Cheekface will take place at Beat Kitchen on Saturday, July 23. Bad Moves can be consumed before Cheekface if those who sign up for the clinical trial arrive when the concert starts at 9 p.m. Only people seventeen years of age or older can enroll in this particular clinical trial.
Craig Bechtel is a freelance writer and was also a senior writer for Pop’stache. He is also a DJ, volunteer and assistant music director for CHIRP Radio, 107.1 FM, and an occasional contributor to the CHIRP blog. As DJ Craig Reptile, you can hear him play music on the FM dial or www.chirpradio.org most Sunday nights from 6-9pm. He previously worked in radio at KVOE AM and Fox 105 in Emporia, Kansas, and was a DJ, Music Director and General Manager of WVKC at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where he also won the Davenport Prize for Poetry and earned a BA. in English writing. Craig has held various positions in the hospitality and meetings industry for over twenty years and currently works at a company that uses proprietary systems to develop proven data strategies that increase revenue, room nights and meeting attendance . In his spare time, he also imagines himself to be an armchair herpetologist, and so in addition to a wife, a son, and a cat, he has a day gecko and a veiled chameleon in his collection.