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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Fakin’ it in the studio

This weekend we got A LOT done. Actually, for once everything went just according to plan. We managed to nail all the drum tracks on 14 songs! Johnny was on fire and we averaged one song per hour. Even unmixed it sounds killer and we’re confident we will outshine ourselves both musically and sonically with this album. Out plan now is to finish the songs one by one, and not work ourselves through the all songs one instrument at a time like we did for the last album. That way, every song will get the attention it deserves and we believe the result will be a lot better.

Sadly enough, we couldn’t get the live link at thegenuinefakes.tv to work due to poor network connectivity issues, but we recorded a couple of snippets that you can check out below. We’re going to continue film our sessions and all of them will be uploaded on our YouTube channel and thegenuinefakes.tv as we go along. You can also check out some of Tommy’s photos on Flickr.

Stay tuned for more photos!

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New album sessions

Today we enter the studio to start recording the new album! We’re going to try and get the live stream working at thegenuinefakes.tv so you can hang with us. However, we’ve got limited 3G connection down there, and no wifi yet, so it might not run as smoothly as we’d like. Keep your fingers crossed!

We’re going to do it like we’ve always done it – DIY style. We’ve got our own studio and our own gear and we’re going to keep creative control over the whole recording process. We’ve toyed with the idea of taking in an external producer (and we might still do that for a song or two if need be) but after spending three years working on the last album we really know our sound and how to get the best results in the studio. We’ve hired our good friend and guru Per Björling to help out with setting up the drum mics, though. For the last album we recorded “Irreplaceable” and “Mindset” at Eastman Studios here in Stockholm and that drum session sounded best by far, so we’re striving to make this new album in the same fashion. If you listen closely to The Striped Album you will hear there’s a difference. It was quite tricky to get three different drum sessions sounding homogenous, but I think it turned out quite well in the end. Recording the drums is the most crucial part of the recording process so it’s important that we get it right straight away. Last time we had to scrap a whole session because of phase issues (such noobs, right?!) and start over from scratch. But it was just as well ’cause we weren’t completely happy with the arrangements anyway.

Well, we’ve got 15-odd songs to nail so we best get crackin’!

See you in the dungeon! 🙂

// Joey

Coming soon – The Genuine Fakes TV!

Soon we will begin recording the next album. If you’ve ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in the recording studio, here’s your chance! We’ve set up a live stream channel at thegenuinefakes.tv where you will be able to follow our progress in the studio. You will also be able to see the next broadcasting date there. We’ll get back to you with info on when we’re going live so you can tune in.