Florida’s Fake Problems recently completed a successful, critically-acclaimed run at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon in New York City last week. Leading up to the festival, SPIN Magazine hailed Fake Problems as one of the “30 Best Artists from CMJ Fest,” while NYLON Magazine called the band their “CMJ Band Crush.” Other notable highlights for the week were mentions and posted media with The New York Times and Brooklyn Vegan, along with the band performing buzzworthy shows with the likes of Neon Indian, DOM, Wild Nothing, Surfer Blood, and many more.
“Possibly the hardest working band playing CMJ” according to MTV, Fake Problems performed for “MTV’s Live in NYC” from The Studio at Webster Hall on Tuesday, October 19. Be sure to check out four high-quality live clips from the band’s set below:
Real Ghosts Caught On Tape, the Florida-based quartet’s recently released album on SideOneDummy Records, was produced by Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Lucero, etc.), and boasts a sunny assemblage of jangly beach-rock cuts that are influenced by everything from the work of Phil Spector to a wide variety of indie. Guests on the record even include Alia Shawkat and Mae Whitman from the hit television show “Arrested Development” who sing girl group-style back-ups on the album’s current single “Soulless.” Fake Problems recently wrapped up a two-month tour of North America with labelmates The Gaslight Anthem, a tour that even saw them performing at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall last month.