Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Stream the ENTIRE Fiction Family Album today!; Day 1 of tour!

As we said last week, Rhapsody will be exclusively streaming/premiering Fiction Family's brand new debut album. The streaming opened yesterday, and you can go here now to listen in! Let me know what you think... I'm going to hold off until I get the actual cd. =)


Also new this week are the next two installments on Heartitfirst's exclusive videos with Jon Foreman and Sean Watkins of Fiction Family. One is a hilarious outtakes video, the other is the music video for "When She's Near"

Check the new ones, as well as the old, here


Oh, yesterday was Day 1 of the Fiction Family tour! Along with it comes a bunch of new articles/press stuff, including a piece from Sean finally reveals the true meaning behind their name.. not just jokes. haha.

"Usually when two guys make a record together, it sounds cool to call them the 'something brothers,'" said Watkins, who plays guitar, mandolin and keyboards. "But we're not, so that's how Fiction Family came to be."

Ahh... now it makes perfect sense!

Read the rest of the article here

Here's some more pressage:

Inside Vandy
Daily Herald


And, the first few official reviews for the Fiction Family record have begun to emerge!

Fans of The Beatles, Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel will hear influences of these artists all over the recording. On “Elements Combined,” where Foreman and Watkins’ work together to great effect (combined elements, indeed), the vocal harmony on the bridge is startlingly similar to classic Simon and Garfunkel – it’s perhaps a subliminal clue on “We Ride,” as the first line, ‘Sunrise over troubled waters,’ echoes what is probably Simon and Garfunkel’s signature song: “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.” Beatle fans will recognize an homage to the Beatles’ “She Said, She Said” brand of psychedelia at the end of that same track. The British Music Hall / vaudevillian style of the closing song, “Look For My Baby,” is from the McCartney “Honey Pie” school, with the opening banjo straight out of the end of “Free as a Bird.” The chorus/bridge features Beatle-esque harmonies, while Foreman delivers lyrics like, ‘Yeah, you can give my regards to your house of cards /
Your dead end stars and your Pharisee shards…’ in a distinctly Dylanesque manner.


Also, CCMmagazine



Fiction Family's "When She's Near" holds at No. 45 on Triple-A today.


Here's an awesome video from the Heavy and Light concert. It's the encore/closing of the evening, and how much more appropriate can you get than singing "A Little Help From My Friends" by the Beatles with your buddies? That's what Jon did, calling up all the performers for the night! So without further ado, here it is: pressage

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