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! 🙂
Bill Kopp of Musoscribe says great things about our debut album.
“The Genuine Fakes’ recipe is equal parts Owsley powerpop and early 2000s pop-punk, expertly played and with dollops of catchy riffs.”
Read the whole review
The Japan relief compilation album Together We Are Not Alone (Thistime Records) is out today. You can get it on Bandcamp and iTunes Japan. You get 27 songs for $12 USD, but you can pay more if you like. Donate generously, as all profit from the compilation goes to the Red Cross. We have contributed a song called “I Wanna Be a Stranger”, which has previously only been available on the bonus disc accompanying The Striped Album in the US. Featured artists are The Posies, Bleu, The Wellingtons etc. Johan Bergqvist (a.k.a. Joey Fake) also contributes a brand new solo track.
Another great album review just in from Absolute Powerpop.
“It’s one well-constructed power pop track after another, complete with hooks and melodies galore.”
A nice review from Meadow Music. Definitely worth checking out!
“To make an even and great pop album is not easy at all, and after hearing The Genuine Fakes‘ new album it feels like they’ve succeeded in this”
Note: the review is also available in Swedish!
Today we set the powerpop loose. Head on over to http://thestripedalbum.com and buy the download or the CD+download bundle. The download is €9.99 and the CD pre-order is €12. CDs will ship in time for the 17 Jan release date (EU), but you will get the download immediately. Happy listening folks! We’re thrilled to finally put this one out. Details on the US release will be revealed soon.
The release date is set! On Dec 1 the debut album will hit your favorite digital store. The full track list is now up at http://thestripedalbum.com. Info on CD pre-orders coming soon.
Right now we’re giving away yet another song – our very own rendition of Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable”. Go to our music page for more songs.
And here’s the album cover:
I found this reseller of genuine fake watches and obviously we love it!