FAUX REPLIKA: Presenting!: LP

May 28, 2020

This debut album snuck up behind me and knocked me out with a tire iron. What do you get when you mix the voice and synths of Roxy Epoxy with the straight-up punk rock excellence of Chris from Doc Hopper? You get Faux Replika and they sound as amazing as you would expect. Roxy’s voice is one of my favorites in music—period—so I was sold instantly but the combination of this duo’s styles is perfect. The guitars and drums mostly remind me of ’90s era SNFU (this is a huge positive coming from me!) and the synths fit perfectly. I can (and have) listened to this album over and over again without getting sick of it. There is something magical about it. I know that this is a project with geographical differences. I sure hope they continue to do this because the world needs more Faux Replika. Don’t sleep on this by any means. –Ty Stranglehold (Rad Girlfriend, radgirlfriendrecords.bandcamp.com)