Born in a cool basement during the summer of 2014, Faux Fiction is three-piece band based in Milwaukee, WI, consisting of guitarist/vocalist Gabby Papale, bassist/vocalist Peter Hair, and drummer Paul Tyree. The group is heavily influenced by 90s alternative, grunge, and garage rock, which they blend with pop sensibilities to form their own brand of "pop fuzz".
Since the release of their self-recorded, self-titled EP in the summer of 2015, the band has been invited to take the stage at festivals such as Milwaukee Pride, Summerfest, and the Harley-Davidson 115th anniversary celebration. Faux Fiction can be heard on a variety of radio stations and podcasts, such as 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, 91.7 WMSE, 105.7 WAPL, 107.9 KFMW, The Great Unknown Radio, A Band of Gamers, and One Kind Radio. In addition, the band has opened for national touring acts such as Summer Cannibals, And The Kids, Dressy Bessy, and Dinosaur Pile-Up.
Faux Fiction released their first full-length album, Staring at the Sun, in June of 2016. The album has been described as "full of energy and fun" (Breaking and Entering), "bursting with color, wonderful dynamic[s]" (Ertrok Radio Hour), and "one of the best local albums" (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).
The band's most recent work, Dark Matter EP (released January 2018), has been hailed by the Journal Sentinel as "brighter and dirtier" with "great grunge arrangements", and affirmed to be a "20-minute powder keg" by Milwaukee Record.
The trio is currently working on material for their next release. Stayed tuned. :)