Despite the bands moniker, Fake Problems have had some real issues over the past four years. Theyve had their equipment stolen in Chicago, their van caught on fire in Ontario, a wild turkey flew through their windshield in Tennessee, and theyve even been arrested for trespassing in their own home state. While theyre still a bit cursed (their drummer, Sean Stevenson, lost his wallet at Warped Tour), lady luck seems to be on their side nowadays (Andrew W.K. left a note on the returned wallet).
Now, with a new album and tour on the horizon, the folk-punkers out of Naples, FL, are looking to take some of that good fortune with them on the road. Their third LP, Real Ghosts Caught on Tape, drops on September 21st (via SideOneDummy), and the Ted Hutt-produced album is set to expound on the manic, yet mindful sound that the band created on their sophomore release, Its Great To Be Alive. Lead single Soulless has the same hyper-charged energy as Alive track The Heaven & Hell Coalition, but it trades some of the classic punk rhythms for jangly guitars and sun-kissed harmonies.
Pre-orders are going on now, or you can download “Soulless” for the price of an email address on the bands website. If you like what you hear, then check them out as they wrap up their final Warped dates, or catch them on their upcoming fall tour supporting labelmates The Gaslight Anthem. Philadelphia indie-punks The Menzingers will also be on board, and tickets for select dates are available via Ticketmaster.com.
Real Ghosts Caught on Tape Tracklist:
03. Songs For Teenagers
06. Complaint Dept.
07. Done With Fun
08. The Magazines
09. White Lies
10. Grand Finale
11. Ghost To Coast
Fake Problems 2010 Tour Dates:
08/07 Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fair Ground *
08/08 Denver, CO @ Invesco Field *
08/10 San Diego, CA @ Cricket Amphitheatre *
08/11 Ponoma, CA @ Ponoma Fairplex *
08/12 Marysville, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
08/14 George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre *
08/15 Hillsboro, OR @ Washington County Fairgrounds
09/04 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre ^
09/05 Fargo, ND @ The Venue ^
09/06 Winnepeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre ^
09/08 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Event Centre ^
09/11 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom ^
09/13 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo ^
09/14 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
09/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot ^
09/18 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave ^
09/19 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre ^
09/30 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall ^
* = Vans Warped Tour
^ = w/ The Gaslight Anthem & The Menzingers