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Fake Problems / Sedona

Fake Problems / Sedona: SplitSplit (2005)
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Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Yeah, I know this is old. So is your mom. OHHHHHHHH. Sorry, that wasn't very mature, but it's okay since neither was Fake Problems on this EP. Not so much in the juvenile sense, but more that the releases that followed in FP's discography -- the Spurs & Spokes 7", How Far Our Bodies Go LP -- were.


Yeah, I know this is old. So is your mom. OHHHHHHHH.

Sorry, that wasn't very mature, but it's okay since neither was Fake Problems on this EP. Not so much in the juvenile sense, but more that the releases that followed in FP's discography -- the Spurs & Spokes 7", How Far Our Bodies Go LP -- were worlds more musically advanced than their split here with indie rockers Sedona, where they play a sorta meddling indie pop/folk hybrid.

The bands take turns with their tracks, beginning with Fake Problems' "Without You, We Will Surely Perish," a weird and really short electronic song that weakly ushers things in. They also offer an early version of "Sorry, OK, Sorry, OK, Sorry," which is less energetic and has more meak production than its finished version on Spurs & Spokes would sound, though it's not bad. "One Step to the Left" is a soft acoustic shuffle from them with iffy keyboard accompaniment.

Sedona turn in some weirder tunes, but they're all a little better and more full band. However, I honestly have no clue how to describe this band or have a basis of comparison. They do have members of the Arrivals, but that really doesn't help. "Coat" is driven by some quickly jangled chords and energetic vocals, while "Denim Blues" is a dark, rising piano ballad.

For hardcore Fake Problems fans, this might be an interesting look into the band's early, hybrid-ish stylings, though Sedona's tracks are definitely a little more interesting and developed.

 

 
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superskabro (June 5, 2008)

I didn't even know this existed. some fan I turned out to be...

williamhowardtaft (June 3, 2008)

scores for the fact that someone actually took the time to listen to and review this record. ridiculous.

also sedonas other band is annuals.

Dante3000 (June 3, 2008)

In the words of Chris, "We didn't do anything that exists before Spurs and Spokes. Don't look for it, don't listen to it".
Not that he seems ashamed, just that their older stuff isn't even the same band.
Still, I may check this out.
-Dante

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