Fake Problems, Black Rabbit, Potsmoking Poetry

Fake Problems

Fake Problems

We won’t stop booking.
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Fake Problems, Sabot Productions (US)

Fake Problems

Fake Problems

Handsome indie pop connoisseurs performing witty and intellegent rock & roll music with undertones of folk and electronica. Fake Problems goal has been, and always will be, to dedicate our lives to art without compromising our beliefs. We’re very nice and friendly too!

I must say, I love when a band really tries to make great music, and to be great musicians. Florida’s Fake Problems have been on the radar for sometime, however, something seemed to be missing. The boys had a few good songs here and there, but seemed to lack the consistency that is expected of a group so young, and with so much talent. However, the band’s new LP, How Far Our Bodies Go, not only solidifies their obvious strengths in songwriting, recording, and ability, but also casts off the shadow of comparisons to mimicking another Florida band.
That’s not to say Fake Problems don’t proudly display their influences. The dirty rock and folk-punk traces akin to performers like Lucero, Tim Barry and Against Me! permeate from almost every track. From the sloshy sing-along choruses of the album’s title track kicking things off and leading right into the stomping manifesto of “Born & Raised,” to the subtle twang of “Cold on the Soul,” a wide array of sound, style and substance flows from the record. Adding even further to the plethora of audio experimentation are the horns (mind you, not ska horns) buzzing on the swaggering number “Busy Bees” (pun not intended).
“Crest on the Crest” and “To Repel Ghosts,” two highlights of the entire collection, continue with the unforced and honest fun found in the infectious choruses. In the latter, singer Chris Farren showcases his growing vocal range with both soft-yet-sharp sounding verses, and raspy and jubilant peaks in the dizzying chorus. Somehow the whole experience is perfectly complimented with very faint fiddle strumming away in the background.
To top off an already astounding album, the blinding orange artwork, courtesy of the fine folks at Steak Mountain, only cements the entire release, particularly the resemblance to the Adult Swim masterpiece-of-a-cartoon, “Venture Bros.” All in all, if How Far Our Bodies Go doesn’t click immediately, give it a few more spins; music as good as this will grow on you, even if it’s not your cup of whiskey.
source: punknews.org

Black Rabbit (Schweinfurt)

Black Rabbit

Black Rabbit

info coming…

Potsmoking Poetry (Würzburg)

Potsmoking Poetry

Potsmoking Poetry

Potsmoking Poetry, kurz PSP, ist eine junge Band aus Würzburg, die es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht hat, Punk in eine neue, um nicht zu sagen ihre, Richtung zu lenken. Dabei schrecken sie vor nichts zurück. Es verwundert daher nicht, dass bei Anleihen aus oben genannenten Musikbereichen kein Song wie der andere klingt, was viel Abwechslung und ein Hörvergnügen der besonderen Art garantiert. Fragt man sich nun, wie sich das denn wohl anhören mag, verweist man am besten auf Bands wie Green Day, The Fratellis, Rancid oder aber The Clash, wirft diese alle in einen großen Topf, rührt einmal kräftig um und erhält am Ende Potsmoking Poetry - das perfekte Dinner! Textlich bewegen sich die drei Lokal-Matadore irgendwo zwischen kopfschmerzen-bereitender Banalität, tiefgreifenden Einblicken in die menschliche Psyche und verreimten Nachzeichnungen ganz alltäglicher Geschehnisse, die sie gekonnt in liebevolle Anektdoten packen und mit eingängigen Melodien versehen. Alles in allem steht PSP für familienfreundliche Unterhaltung mit hohem Spaß- und Tanzfaktor und für eine Band, die sich 2008 auf eine großangelegte Suche nach ihrer vermeintlichen Zielgruppe begibt. Willst du diese Zielgruppe sein? Einfach anhören und mitfeiern!

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