faithless town


Faithless Town is an American rock band led by singer-songwriter Gene Owens. Formed in 2008 in Atlanta and now based in Los Angeles, the band has consisted of several line-ups. It currently exists as both an East Coast line-up consisting of Owens (lead vocals, guitar), Matthew Smith (guitar, backing vocals), Geoff Goodwin (keyboards), Tyler Sant (bass guitar), and husband and wife Padrick (drums) and Kristine Handley (backing vocals, percussion) as well as a West Coast line-up with Owens (lead vocals, guitar), Taylor Crowell (guitar), Aron Cowen (bass, backing vocals), and Thomas "Tommy" Zamorano (drums, backing vocals).

Funded by fans through a successful Kickstarter campaign, their first full-length album, American Refugee (2012) featured the single “Ghosts Of My Hometown” which received FM radio play throughout the American Southeast.

Branching out from their Americana Rock roots, Faithless Town’s new record, Empires, is an eclectic album ranging in music styles as diverse as 80’s Pop and New Wave to Folk and Grunge. A vast theme of imperialism pervades the album in multiple senses. In one sense, the literal meaning of a relationship between a powerful state or society versus a less powerful one and, in other more, more personal sense, it refers to the "empires" within us and the psychological fragments and emotions that can rule our thoughts and the internal struggles we have with them.

The album's lead single “Waste Away” draws inspiration from The Smiths and David Bowie, creating a shoegaze rock anthem unlike the singer/songwriter has created before. Light and airy guitar riffs lay a thick base of churning reverb throughout the track while Owens' warm, full-bodies vocals packed full of romantically melancholic sentiments fall softly atop like snowflakes.

Empires was released June 2nd, 2016 on CD and via various digital download and streaming formats.



News & Updates

June 2016 - IMPOSE reviews Faithless Town's EMPIRES.

December 2015 - The Return wins The Akademia Music Awards for Best Song in the Alternative Rock category.

March 30th 2014 -Ghosts of My Hometown featured on Clear Channel's Radio 105.7 FM.

February 23rd 2014 -Ghosts of My Hometown featured on Clear Channel's Radio 105.7 FM.

June 16th 2013 -Ghosts of My Hometown featured on the "Locals Only" show on Atlanta's Radio 105.7 FM.

October 13th 2012 - Ghosts of My Hometown has won 4th place in the Nov./Dec. 2012 American Songwriter Magazine lyric contest. Look for it in the Nov./Dec. issue of American Songwriter due out in the beginning of November.

September 25th 2012- Indie Rock Cafe just named Faithless Town's single
"Ghosts Of My Hometown", one of this week's top DIY releases.

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by Faithless Town

"Faithless Town’s Empires will lead you on a journey. It crosses genres, changes pace as quickly as the songs change, and brings to life the modern day American dream."