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My Fictions // Stranger Songs

I played a game of Settlers of Catan last night with My Fictions' Bryan Carifio. We both lost. Badly. Today, though, we all win because we're announcing that we'll be releasing the band's debut full length album, Stranger Songs on July 1st of this year!

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Photo by Reid Haithcock.

The band self-recorded and mixed the record with Will Killingsworth (Ampere, Orchid, Vaccine) at Dead Air Studios handling the mastering.

Stranger Songs is a 28-minute audible display of manic intensity. The ten tracks each plunge deep down into a darkness that was only teased at on the band's 2012 EP, Always Trapped. The songs are certainly “stranger” than anything the band has released before: sometimes there are mere seconds between the chaotic blast beats and the slow, crushing riffs that the album attacks with. However, the true “stranger” in Stranger Songs is the one that lyricist Bryan Carifio seems fixated on becoming, as identity is a constant battle screamed over songs wavering between catharsis and collapse.

On Stranger SongsMy Fictions have perfected their craft. The signature atmospheric dread that the band offers on this release is a mix of anger and sadness that is impossible to avoid. The new album is a collection of songs written at an emotional low, and My Fictions are determined to drag the listener down with them.

I'm fucking bummed.

"Stranger Songs" is the follow-up to the band's acclaimed 2013 split with label mates The Saddest Landscape, which included a 13-minute-long track that was written collectively by both bands.

Look for more details about artwork, track listing and pre-orders next month.

Thanks!

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The Saddest Landscape & My Fictions // When You Are Close, I Am Gone

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Pre-orders for The Saddest Landscape & My Fictions' split When You Are Close, I Am Gone are now up! A truly joint effort between two awesome bands we're so happy to call friends, this EP features three tracks — one from each band — and a thirteen minute collaborative track. Below is a teaser for the split that our good friend Zac Suskevich put together for us last minute.

The artwork for the record prominently features the photography of Frank Vic which perfectly suits the feel of this record.

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We also have a pre-order package that includes a poster designed by my good friend and roommate, Adam Vass.

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Thanks, everyone!

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My Fictions dates with Defeater

Defeater have unveiled an extended weekend of shows for the northeast U.S. in early April. Joining them on most shows will be My Fictions. Check details below.

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  • April 4th - Oneonta, NY @ Hunt Ballroom (SUNY) w/ Defeater
  • April 5th - Patchogue, NY @ 89 North (Mixtape Fest — no My Fictions) w/ Defeater, Incendiary, Vinnie Caruana, Iron Chic, KOJI, The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Dads, Prawn, Modern Baseball, Cryptodira
  • April 6th - Ventnor, NJ @ The Bone Yard w/ Defeater
  • April 7th - Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground w/ Defeater

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My Fictions tour dates!

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My Fictions will be hitting the road to coincide with the release of their upcoming EP Always Trapped, available the 14th August (expect pre-orders for that to be up soon!).

  • 8/10: Bethlehem Secret Space in Bethlehem, PA
  • 8/11: I Got Brains Fest in Blacksbug, VA
  • 8/12: TBA in Raleigh, NC
  • 8/13: Unit One Art Space in Columbia, SC
  • 8/14: TBA in Savannah, GA
  • 8/15: The Peacock Room in Orlando, FL
  • 8/16: TBA in Tallahassee, FL
  • 8/17: Transition Art Gallery in Tampa, FL
  • 8/18: The Carter in Jackson, MS
  • 8/19: Walter’s in Houston, TX
  • 8/20: 1088 in Austin, TX
  • 8/21: TBA in Dallas, TX
  • 8/22: Bad Granny Bazaar in Oklahoma City, OK
  • 8/23: The Manheimen in Kansas City, MO
  • 8/24: The DAAC in Grand Rapids, MI
  • 8/25: Simple Days Cafe in Chesterton, IN
  • 8/26: The Roboto Project in Pittsburgh, PA
  • 8/27: TBA in Brooklyn, NY

Check out the teaser for the new EP below:

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My Fictions & Topshelf Records

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Photo by Zac Suskevich

Please welcome My Fictions to the Topshelf family! This one's a long time coming and just made sense. We see half of this band just about every day and it's been awesome hearing and seeing them grow in the greater Boston area and beyond. The band is hitting the road for some quick dates with Achilles, Xerxes and Like Wolves in support of their most recent output, I Want Nothing released by Flannel Gurl Records (which you can stream directly below, or purchase in the Topshelf store).

Here're the dates with Achilles & Like Wolves:

Here're the dates with Xerxes:

  • Wednesday, May 30th Burlington, VT 
  • Thursday, May 31st Lowell, MA
  • Friday, June 1st Providence, RI
  • Saturday, June 2nd New Britain

We'll have more updates on the band, future releases and plans soon — for now be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Tumblr!

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The Saddest Landscape's "After The Lights" record release show details

Fresh off a week at SXSW, The Saddest Landscape will be throwing a record release show at The Space in Hamden, CT on March 18th. Get your info / tickets below!

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