Fiction Family: Folk-Pop, With Caffeine


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"War In My Blood"

"When She's Near"

"Not Sure"

"We Ride"

The unlikely collaboration between Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and guitarist Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek started out as a way for two friends to kick back amid their busy tour schedules. Instead of simply combining the alt-rock and progressive bluegrass of their respective bands, the pair created a new acoustic folk-pop sound that exudes '60s flair.

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Fiction Family was released in January after several rounds of informal home recording sessions and caffeine-inspired changes. The duo's radio-friendly blend of roots and modern rock is acoustically oriented, while its coffee-shop roots remain evident in the pair's simultaneously laid-back and caffeinated style.

In a session with host David Dye, the duo recalls the difficulties of remote collaboration, as well as the self-imposed "Cowboy Rules" that keep the two men in line.

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  • Album: Fiction Family
  • Artist: Fiction Family
  • Label: Ato/Red
  • Released: 2009



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