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    Fake Problems

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    Genre:Punk, Alternative, Rock
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Life's A Drink, Get Thirsty! lyrics
    2How Far Our Bodies Go lyrics
    3The Heaven & Hell Cotillion lyrics
    4Diamond Rings lyrics
    5The Magazines lyrics
    6C'mon James lyrics
    7Soulless lyrics
    8RSVP lyrics
    9Songs For Teenagers lyrics
    10Grand Finale lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Real Ghosts Caught On Tape [2010]
    2Non-album tracks
    3It's Great to Be Alive [2009]
    4How Far Our Bodies Go [2007]
    5Viking Wizard Eyes, Wizard Full Of Lies EP [2008]
    6Spurs & Spokes/Bull Matador EP [2006]


    Fake Problems is a four-piece American rock band from Naples, Florida. They released their first album Spurs and Spokes. They released their second album, How Far Our Bodies Go, on Sabot Productions on April 27, 2007. Their third record, It's Great to Be Alive, was released through Side One Dummy Records on February 17, 2009. Their fourth record "Real Ghosts Caught On Tape" was released September 21, 2010, also on Sideonedummy.

    Fake Problems was created by Chris Farren in 2001 and started as a solo project. Farren was in another band at the time, but he wanted to expand his creativity and write different music. When thinking of a solo project, most people visualize one person with just an acoustic guitar; however, Farren used multiple instruments and recorded all of them on his personal computer.
    The band is named Fake Problems because the music was created with a no problems or commitments attitude. Eventually Lee, Stevenson and Perry joined Farren, to make a full, four piece band. All of the band members grew up in Naples and have known each other since they were about 14 years old.
    The members have been able to make the band a full time obligation by allowing for a relentless touring schedule. Stevenson gave up an opportunity to go to Berklee College of Music in Boston for film scoring. Members Lee and Perry also had a side project called Stay & Fight, although it is considered dead in water, since signing to SideOneDummy.
    The band released music videos for two songs from It's Great to Be Alive: "The Dream Team" and "Diamond Rings." Diamond Rings was also featured on the third episode of Season 1 of NBC's "Trauma."

    Fake Problems is heavily influenced by several genres of music, including punk rock, folk music, pop punk, and country music. In various songs mandolin, violin, lap-steel/slide guitar, and brass horns can be heard along with the guitars and drums. The band claims that they have been influenced by Cursive, Bright Eyes, The Good Life, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, and Blink 182, having releases that referenced Blink's song titles and tentative titles for their earlier records; they also performed a Blink-182 cover set.

    The band is much heralded for their vivid, theatrical stage show. They frequently, and randomly, perform with string players and a horn section. The band is known for a relentless touring schedule that keeps them away from home for more than half of the year. In 2006 they performed in 150 concerts in a tour of North America. They claim that the hardest part about being a full time band is touring because it keeps them away from friends and family and leaves them in a tight financial situation.
    To date, they have toured with Against Me!, The Gaslight Anthem, Riverboat Gamblers, Smoke or Fire, Look Mexico, Lemuria, Anti-Flag, O Pioneers!!!, Street Dogs, Frank Turner, The Briggs, Nothington, Baby Calendar, Murder By Death, Laura Stevenson and the Cans, and The Builders and the Butchers. They played one show on the 2009 Warped Tour in Cleveland, Ohio.
    Their 2007 tour with Against Me! was a success due to the amount of new people who were introduced to their music. On this tour Fake Problems met Bruce Springsteen in Sayreville, New Jersey.

    On February 29, 2012, the band released a post on their website, stating the Casey Lee had formally left the band. It was on good terms, and the band's friend Brian will be filling in on touring duties. Recording and the rest of the guitar duties have not been commented upon yet. The post below was posted on their website/Tumblr with the headline, "OK - don't freak out, but Casey left the band.":
    "Hi guys.
    In November Casey told us he didn't want to be in a band anymore. He's basically just not into traveling so much anymore. We understand and we love him very much, and we're all still good friends. We wish him all of the luck in the world in his future endeavors.
    We'll be performing all of our upcoming shows (Naples show, Orange You Glad Fest, SXSW, Say Anything tour) with our friend Brian on guitar duties.
    Other than that, we've been working hard the past few months writing a new record, which I will tell you more about soon.
    OK! Sorry for the bum out but it's all gonna be OKAY."

    In late 2012, it was announced that the band was working on a new record for a 2013 release. The band has started recording demos and have tweeted a few times about it, though not much more information is known. In the first half of 2013, the band started playing two new songs, rumored to be titled Try and Old Friends. On April 24th, 2013 the band released the song Sugar on Itunes. Little has been said by the band about the release.

    Chris Farren - Vocals and Guitar
    Derek Perry - Bass
    Sean Stevenson - Drums
    Brian Blount - Guitar

    Past members:
    Casey Lee - Guitar

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