Fake Problems new album “Real Ghosts Caught On Tape” coming out September 21st

Music News | Aug 5th, 2010

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SideOneDummy Records is excited to announce the September 21 release of Real Ghosts Caught On Tape, the sophomore album from Naples, FL’s Fake Problems. Fake Problems are back and have successfully reinvented themselves again with their most accomplished album to date, an album that draws influence from a wide variety indie-rock, ’60s girl-groups, and Phil Spector’s ‘Wall of Sound’ production style.

Real Ghosts Caught On Tape was produced by Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Lucero) in the Spring of 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. The bright and beachy environment of Southern California shines through on the record, as does the reserved and understated vibe of these songs, such as the eerie “Songs for Teenagers” where Chris Farren poignantly delivers “Looking for drugs in all the wrong places, wanted to be famous but ended up nameless.”

Lead single, “Soulless,” is carefully crafted with lush O’s and A’s in the vein of Phil Spector’s ’60s girl-group projects. Lending their backing vocals were longtime friends and fans Mae Whitman and Alia Shawkat from the critically-acclaimed television series Arrested Development. As Farren sings “I was Soulless, Soulless, broken-down, I was hollow as a Ghost, but you have brought me back to life and revived the hope” you can tell Farren has lived through each line and syllable he so tastefully delivers. If nothing else, Real Ghosts Caught On Tape is the perfect soundtrack for embarking out of darkness and into the light, showcasing a band that has grown to new artistic heights.

Fake Problems are currently performing on the 2010 Vans Warped Tour, and are certainly one of the more “left of center” bands on the tour, which has enabled them to captivate old and new fans alike as well as make new friends in each city. Fake Problems will also be supporting The Gaslight Anthem on their Fall tour in September and October. More dates for that tour to be announced shortly.

05 – Edmonton, AB – Northlands Grounds *
07 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairgrounds *
08 – Denver, CO – I’vesco Field *
10 – San Diego, CA – Cricket Amphitheatre *
11 – Pomona, CA -Pomona Fairplex *
12 – Marysville, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre *
13 – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre *
14 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheater *
15 – Hillsboro, OR – Washington County Fairgrounds *


04 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre (18+) #
05 – Fargo, ND – The Venue (All Ages) #
06 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre (All Ages) #
08 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Event Centre (All Ages) #
09 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall (All Ages) #
11 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (19+) #
13 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo (All Ages) #
14 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom (All Ages) #
16 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot (21+) #
18 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave (All Ages) #
19 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre (All Ages) #

* = Warped Tour
# = w/ The Gaslight Anthem


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