By on February 21, 2013


NY-based indie outfit Northern Faces has partnered with Viacom Networks’ mtvU channel for the exclusive premiere of the band’s stunning new music video for “Under My Skin”. mtvU is available on more than 750 college and university campuses across the United States, as well as through select public cable providers. The video is simultaneously premiering on the music-based channel’s website:

“Under My Skin” is a brand new song from Northern Faces forthcoming debut EP, Southern Places, which will be out digitally on March 5 via Equal Vision Records and available on CD at shows and through, with physical pre-orders to be launched soon and digital pre-orders available now through iTunes. Two additional songs from the EP, “Poor Moonlight” and “You Not Me” can also be heard on the band’s Facebook or at

The music video was filmed with Brooklyn, NY-based filmmaker Patrick Biesemans. Of the songwriting process for “Under My Skin”, vocalist Bryan Shortell explains, “…it came together like a lot of the other songs on the EP – on an acoustic guitar. Marco [Testa] showed me the melody/lyrics and I instantly knew that the song had something special. At this point we didn’t have a drummer yet, and the beat that you hear in the intro to the song was originally through the entire song when we demoed it. After drummer Mike Ryan was brought on board, the whole song came together almost effortlessly. We couldn’t be happier with the album version of the song and the music video for it.”

Northern Faces will embark on their first US tour this Spring, with several dates alongside Boston, MA’s Pretty & Nice, and will also include a week at SXSW in Austin, TX. Northern Faces’ debut show was an opening slot for The Kooks and Royal Teeth in early 2012. The band has since shared stages with the likes of Electric Guest, Civil Twilight, Futurebirds, Heartless Bastards and many more.

All upcoming Northern Faces tour dates and the tracklisting for Southern Places can be seen below

Feb 23 Albany, NY @ The Bayou Cafe
Mar 03 Bethlehem, PA @ Gallery U*
Mar 05 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose*
Mar 06 Columbus, OH @ Kobo Live*
Mar 07 Elmhurst, IL @ Fitz’s Spare Keys*
Mar 08 St Louis, MO @ The Heavy Anchor
Mar 09 Broken Arrow, OK @ Rudy’s*
Mar 10 Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
Mar 12-16 Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 17 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Mar 19 Jackson, MS @ Rampage Extreme Park
Mar 20 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
Mar 21 Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse
Mar 22 Roanoke, VA @ Growlers
Mar 23 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall*
Mar 24 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary *
Mar 25 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall+

*w/Pretty & Nice
+w/ The 1975 [presented by WEQX]

Southern Places
1. Under My Skin
2. Poor Moonlight
3. You Not Me
4. Dark Days
5. Side of the Road
6. Finding Hope


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.