New single “Conceited” out now!

23 Mar

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.

10th Anniversary Show March 23 in Stockholm

21 Mar

 

The Genuine Fakes 10 years

If you’ve been following us on Facebook, you already know that we’re doing a show on Wednesday at the Southside Cavern in Stockholm to celebrate our first decade as a band. When we started out in that basement room at Södermalm, just a stone’s throw from this venue, we had no idea we would still be around ten years later. But here we are, and we would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years and come out to our shows and bought the music. Therefore, we invite everyone to this free event on March 23. We’ll be playing songs from the past, the present and the future! Opening up for us is our good friend and great songwriter Thure. See you there!

20.00 – Doors
20.30 – Thure
21.00 – The Genuine Fakes

Free admittance

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Release Announcement: New Christmas Single

16 Nov

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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.

A Kool Kat Kristmas – reviews roundup

17 Dec

Kool Kat Kristmas Kover

The Christmas compilation A Kool Kat Kristmas Volume 2 that was released last month has been well received so far. Here’s what’s been said about our featured track “You Always Come Back Home (for Christmas)”:

“The Genuine Fakes’ ‘You Always Come Back Home’ is a plaintive, elegiac number, and its gently unfolding arrangement is a highlight of the set.”

Musoscribe.com

“The Genuine Fakes’ bittersweet “You Always Come Back Home” offer additional, interesting variations.”

Broken Hearted Toy

“Standouts include the soulful ballad ‘You Always Come Back Home’ by The Genuine Fakes.”

Powerpopaholic

“’You Always Come Back Home’ from The Genuine Fakes checks in as an exhilarating mid-tempo ballad.”

Somethingelsereviews.com

 

Click here to buy the CD and here to stream the compilation in its entirety.

The state of affairs

11 Dec

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

Have A Kool Kat Kristmas!

1 Dec

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.

Checkout Bandtrace – a music encyclopedia

14 Feb

Bandtrace.com is a new cool music encyclopedia that contains everything you ever wanted to know about artists, what they released, what tracks they have written, recorded or produced, who they’ve been involved with, the latest news, etc.

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It aims to be a comprehensive but yet extremely simple-to-use website. We have carefully designed Bandtrace to contain all the data you need – no more – no less.

So, check out these cool links with our house gods Popsicle and Jellyfish.

You can like their Facebook-page to stay tuned with the latest artist news, birthdays, new releases and so on.

When Reality Hits You on new Powerpop Compilation

27 Dec

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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Bandmo interviews Joey

27 Mar

Here’s a new interview that Joey did for Bandmo.com recently. He talks about the current state of music, where it’s headed and the role of the Internet.

“The Striped Album” turns 1

17 Jan

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.

The Striped Album

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