Looking back, Face To Face frontman Trever Keith says he regrets calling the punk rock group’s split in 2004 a “break-up.”
“It was probably more accurate to call it a hiatus,” notes Keith, 41. “At the time it just felt like we needed to make a clean break to make a statement that we were going to be doing other stuff.”
Face To Face started playing shows again in 2008 and spent the summer of 2010 on the Vans Warped Tour, and the reunion has resulted in “Laugh Now, Laugh Later,” the quartet’s first album in nearly a decade, which comes out May 17.
“We put (the band) back together because we just really missed it,” Keith explains. “Having been broken up gave us the opportunity to pursue some other projects and things we wanted to try. But nothing quite filled the void that was left by not having Face To Face.
“So now we’re back with a whole new sense of purpose and appreciation for what the Face To Face thing is and what our fans have allowed it to become. I think being able to try some other stuff lets us feel a little bit more satisfied in playing Face To Face stuff, too. We know what Face To Face is and how it works and what works well — maybe with a little bit more of an understanding now.”
Face To Face, Strung Out, the Darlings and the Artist Life perform Sunday, May 8, at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.