My Fictions

My Fictions  
p: Reid Haithcock


Cut from the same cloth of today’s most influential hardcore, My Fictions are a force to be reckoned with. They are unapologetically heavy. Deliberately tense. Manically varied. Though their influences number among acts like Pg. 99, Converge and American Nightmare, the family My Fictions has been born into is one that is revolutionizing the genre today. Since forming in Massachusetts’ Merrimack Valley in 2010, the band has seen added releases to their discography — including 2013's When You Are Close, I Am Gone, the celebrated collaborative split with The Saddest Landscape and the band's Topshelf Records debut, Always Trapped (preceded by I Want Nothing, a split with Aviator and a 2011 demo). 2014 will see the band's controlled chaotic stylings and singer Bryan Carifio's brilliant lyrics and vocal delivery paired on Stranger Songs — the band's first full length studio album.

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Bryan Carifio
Tyler Bradley
Ryan Boone
Seamus Menihane

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“[W]ithin each cut, there’s a nugget of melody that peeks out or a guitar line slicing through the glut, showing the songwriting detail behind the explosions.”
-The Boston Globe

“Most heavy bands are going for some sort of precise, technological, coordinated strike; like a smart bomb. But how many times do you want to watch the same grainy footage, of some far-off, sudden destruction (powerful as it may be in theory)? My Fictions are more like a van full of dudes in goggles, each with a ball-peen hammer in either hand. The building’s coming down either way, but their crime-of-passion method is way more fun to watch.”
-The New Scheme

“Lowell, Massachusetts progressive hardcore quartet My Fictions are another band intent on pushing the boundaries of the term ‘hardcore’.”
-For The Love Of Punk

“[I Want Nothing is] intense but also makes sure to get across that this is a band of musicians.”
-Mind Equals Blown

“As a whole this material is certainly more crisply recorded and tightly performed than most bands that flirt with a “screamo” type of aesthetic.”
-Aversion Online

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