Fake Problems – “Holy Attitude” (Stereogum Premiere)

Fake Problems – “Holy Attitude” (Stereogum Premiere)

Before Chris Farren started making music with Jeff Rosenstock as part of Antarctigo Vespucci, he was best known as one-fourth of Fake Problems, a punk band that got their start in Florida. The state of the group is in flux right now — their last full-length was in 2010; a few songs were put out on a split and an EP in 2013 — but they’re self-releasing a 7-inch later this week with two new tracks that were recorded before Antarctigo Vespucci existed and have been laying around ever since. “Holy Attitude” is one of those tracks, and it’s the kind of lighters-up anthemic slow jam that sounds like it came straight out of the timeless American songbook canon. “I write about the visions that I see while you do penance for the Lord down on your knees,” Farren sings. “That stuff is gonna kill you, but it probably won’t tonight, so I sit back and you get high.” Listen below.

Chris Farren (solo) Tour Dates (w/ Rocky Votolato, Dave Hause):
08/06 Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival
08/07 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
08/08 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
08/10 Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
08/11 Norman, OK @ The Opolis
08/12 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
08/13 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
08/14 Austin, TX @ Red 7
08/15 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
08/17 Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
08/18 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
08/19 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
08/20 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
08/21 Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
08/22 Ventura, CA @ The Garage
08/24 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
08/25 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
08/26 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
08/28 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
08/29 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

Strange Emotions: Holy Attitude is out 8/7. You can pre-order the 7-inch here.

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