The state of affairs

We know that many of you must wonder where we’ve been and what we’ve been up to since the release of Liner Notes three years ago. Things haven’t been completely dead quiet – we’ve contributed to a couple of compilations – Power Pop Planet Volume 1, and most recently A Kool Kat Kristmas Volume 2 which contains previously unreleased track “You Always Come Back Home (for Christmas)”. The main reason for our absence is that we’ve been busy raising kids – no less than three babies have been born since 2012. Also, I (Joey) have had a lot to do with my other band (If you’re interested, check out Hong Faux). It hasn’t been easy to get all the pieces of the puzzle to fit, so we decided that we would keep working on the new album that we started tracking in the summer of 2011 whenever we could find time.

And now the time has come when we’re finally finished. We actually thought we were finished last year, but then Jon Auer of The Posies got involved in the project and we decided to take our time and make this album as good as possible. With Jon as co-producer and guest musician we’ve managed to take the songs to a whole new level and we’re extremely proud of the outcome. We can’t wait to share this new music with all of you. So when will the new album be out? Well, we honestly don’t know, but we will start mixing together with Anders Hellgren (The Merrymakers) in spring and then start looking for a good setup to get it out there. Our previous releases have been real DIY efforts, and now we want to try and do it a different way – if possible. We’re confident that the new album is our best work yet, but we don’t want to rush it.

If you want to know more, I did a little Q&A with Real Gone yesterday about what’s going on. If you want to get in touch, you know where our Facebook page is.

Happy Holidays everyone!

/ Joey

Even more ways to make friends

There are so many social networks out there – MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Hi5 etc etc…

So we thought that we should try to create our own community as well on the official website for The Genuine Fakes. You can meet other friends of The Genuine Fakes – from all social networks – and discuss music, mustaches or whatever. You can listen and compare music and will be the first to receive important news, you’ll get special offers on merchandise etc.

The best thing is that the setup is really easy!
You can use your existing account from Google, MSN or Yahoo!

Tommy Fake / The Genuine Fakes

Official Facebook page.

Hello fakers!

Hope you all had a safe holiday.

Did you know that we’ve got our very own band page on Facebook? Just log on to your Facebook account and make a search for The Genuine Fakes, or just follow this link and click on “Become a fan” to get the latest updates, listen to our music, check out fan photos etc.

It would be a great help to us also because we’re in a competition where the bands with the most “fans” on Facebook gets to have two songs on a compilation album due out in a couple of months.


// Joey

Summer break’s over – now it’s back to school

Last night the band got together and rehearsed again for the first time since mid June. It’s been a long time off, but now it’s time to get ready for the shows coming up this fall. Check out the calendar for new tour dates.

Also, a new mix of “When Reality Hits You” is now available on MySpace and Facebook. This fall is dedicated to getting the debut album done, so keep a look-out for more songs in the near future.