New Track “Humdrum Routine” Released

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We know you’re still waiting for the new album – it’s mastered and we’re in the process of finalizing the artwork. It WILL be released in 2018! It’s been a long process, and we recorded a whole bunch of songs that we’re really happy with, and we are confident that you will enjoy it too. We’d like to thank you for your patience with a little Christmas present – a brand new track that we recorded during the Frost session a while back. It’s a song about the frustration of the whole eat-sleep-work-repeat cycle that most of us find ourselves in (which is the main reason why our new album has taken so long to complete).

“Humdrum Routine” is free to download, although you can pay what you want, if you want. It will be released on streaming platforms in January.

Merry Christmas and Happy New 2018!

Release Announcement: New Single “Guns N’ Roses Saved My Life” Out Today

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Thirty years ago, on the 16th of December in 1986, Guns N’ Roses first record Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide was released. The same date has been chosen for The Genuine Fakes’ new single release, which is a tribute to the biggest band on earth. The song itself tells the story of a boy who hears Guns N’ Roses for the first time, after which his life is forever changed. That story is actually true, as the band’s singer Joey was that boy:

“I remember sitting there completely floored. It was “Paradise City” that I heard, and I couldn’t fathom how something could be that cool. It had a profound effect on me, and in that very moment, I knew that I had to become a musician myself. A dream was born, and I’ve stuck with it ever since.”

“Guns N’ Roses Saved My Life” is a grand pop tune, filled with hooks and melodies galore. For the attentive listener there are also some GNR related references, both in the lyrics and the sound. Naturally, the artwork is also a not-so-subtle nod in GNR’s direction – the Appetite cover re-imagined by designer Lee Hasler.

The second album is slated for release in 2017, and is co-produced by Jon Auer of The Posies/Big Star.

“Guns N’ Roses Saved My Life” is available on iTunes and streaming services. You can also support us by buying the song directly from us on Bandcamp.

New single “Conceited” out now!

To celebrate our 10th anniversary show tonight at Southside Cavern in Stockholm, we’re giving away the song “Conceited”.

“Conceited” is a song that’s been a decade in the making. We began recording it on the day of the FIFA World Cup finals in 2006, and that day was actually the first recording session for us as a band. We laid down drum tracks for most of the songs that ended up on our debut album. However, none of the drum tracks from this first session were ever used since the evolution of the arrangements called for a do-over. This song was one of the ones that we decided to not continue working on at the time. The session was put on a hard drive that’s been collecting dust in a corner of the studio since then…

Fast forward to 2014, when we were invited to contribute a song to a compilation album The Southside Cavern Volume One – a collection of songs from bands who have played at The Southside Cavern over the years. Since the second album wasn’t finished we figured we should go through the archive and see if there was anything there worth revisiting. To our surprise, this track was sounding really great in its raw state and we decided to finish what we had started so many years ago. The result was released on said compilation on 31 January 2015.

Coincidentally, The Southside Cavern is a venue where we have played numerous times, and it is also the place we have chosen to have our 10 year anniversary on 23 March 2016. So, we thought it was fitting to release it as a single on this day. We hope you enjoy it.

Release Announcement: New Christmas Single

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Christmas is drawing near, and it’s a semi-tradition for us to put out a new song around this time. This year we are giving you our take on a song from the Disney movie Frozen: “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”. As the b-side, we’ve included last year’s “You Always Come Back Home (for X-mas)”, which was previously only available on the CD A Kool Kat Kristmas Volume Two.

The artwork was made by Vincent Vermeij, whose work we’re big fans of. Check out more of his art at Chungkong.nl.

Frost is out now on iTunes and Spotify.

 

Update:

Lossless format is now available through Bandcamp.

Have A Kool Kat Kristmas!

Earlier this year we were asked to contribute a previously unreleased original in order to raise money for a good cause. Naturally, we agreed to do so and the result can be heard on A Kool Kat Kristmas Vol. 2 (Kool Kat Musik). “You Always Come Back Home (for Christmas)” is a song that we played live a few times but never really finished – Now we had a good reason to do so!

You can listen to it and the rest of the songs on Soundcloud.

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A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each copy will be donated to The Susan Giblin Foundation for Animal Wellness and Welfare. The Foundation’s mission is to raise and dispense funds to support animal caregiving organizations, to foster awareness and education of complementary therapies, and to support the continued education of those in the animal medical field.

When Reality Hits You on new Powerpop Compilation

Hope all of you have had a great year! We know news have been scarce in 2012, but that’s in large part due to the fact that no less than three kids have been born in the Genuine Fakes family this year! But we’ve quietly pushed on with the recording of the new album throughout the year, and we’re happy to announce that it’s finally close to completion. All that’s left is some final tweaking and mastering! We can’t wait for you to hear it, but we don’t have a release date set yet. Rest assured that you will hear our new songs in 2013 though!

Until our next album sees the light of day, you can enjoy a great double album jam packed with powerpop hits. Power Pop Planet Volume One is available for pre-order now, and it consists of 30 songs from 30 bands. Our contribution, “When Reality Hits You”, is taken from our debut album and it’s the very first song on the first CD. The proceeds from the sales go towards keeping Pop Geek Heaven free for all you powerpop fans, so it’s for a good cause.

We wish you all a prosperous 2013!

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“The Striped Album” turns 1

Today is the first anniversary of our debut album. We thought it would be appropriate to thank every one of you who has bought the CD, downloaded it on iTunes, listened to it on Spotify and come to our gigs. We hope you will enjoy the next album just as you did the first. Here’s to a fun and prosperous 2012!

There are still CD’s to be had in our webshop if you haven’t bought one already.

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