Uber Rock reviews Liner Notes

British online magazine Uber Rock says good things about our latest release.

“Swedish powerpopsters The Genuine Fakes follow up their debut release, ‘The Striped Album’, with all the bits they had left over from those sessions – kind’ve like Dr. Frankenstein throwing together a Mini-Me from the slops bucket… for newbies of The Genuine Fakes this EP, or mini-album, is a great introduction to the band and, at nearly 30 minutes in duration, is only a song short of some full-length albums.”

Read the whole review here.

Liner Notes EP out tomorrow!

Tomorrow, on 11-11-11, our new EP entitled Liner Notes will be released digitally worldwide. We’re super-psyched about sharing these tracks with you and hope you’ll like ’em as much as we do. It’s a collection of a total of eight tracks – seven of which have previously only been available on a US bonus CD and on the Japanese version of “The Striped Album”, and one is a brand new song called “Blind Commitment” that we just finished up last week.

We see this release as the end of the beginning – the other side, if you will, of our debut album. It’s the songs that were recorded during the album sessions but for different reasons ended up not being on the finished product. We did find, however, that those tracks fit very well together as a separate unity and therefore we decided to put them out now so you have something to listen to while waiting for the second album. 🙂 So therefore we sat down and re-mixed all the tracks and then sent them to Anders Hellgren (famous from The Merrymakers) who did the mastering. The result will be revealed on Bandcamp tomorrow, and will subsequently be available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc.

We’ll give you the full story on the songs tomorrow. For now, here’s the artwork:

Liner Notes EP

The Genuine Fakes on Japan charity album

Our Japanese label Thistime Records is putting out an album on iTunes and Bandcamp on April 27 in order to raise money for the earthquake/tsunami relief efforts. We have contributed the song “I Wanna Be a Stranger”, which has previously only been available on the bonus disc accompanying “The Striped Album” in the US. I’ve also offered up a solo tune called “Cul-de-sac” that I’ve recorded for my next solo album. In our safe part of the world it feels like it’s hard to do something to help, so we welcomed this opportunity when we were approached with the charity disc idea. A specific bandcamp page will be made for it and as soon as it’s up and running we’ll let you know.

// Joey

Album progress

The album’s mixed and done! Now we’re sending it off to the mastering-guru to give it that magic finishing touch. A May release is what we’re aiming for. Prior to the album release we’re going to put out a single. More news on that soon.

You can listen to one of the tracks off the album on the Metro On Stage site. Please rate the song! Who knows, maybe your vote will get us a deal with Universal? 😀

We would also like to extend our thoughts out to Alex Chilton of Big Star fame who has just passed away in an apparent heart attack at age 59. He made such a huge impact on music history. We wouldn’t be here fakin’ it had he not inspired bands like The Posies to make such great music. Joey previously blogged about Big Star’s #1 Record as a part of his “Essential Powerpop Albums” list. You can read that post here.