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The best kept secret in music


"Demo Review"

"While their bio references The Beatles and The Beach Boys, The Fictions adhere closer to modern pop conventions than they do classic tenets. On this four-song EP (Le Traitor), vocalist Josh Adachi leads with his clever lyrics and nasally delivery, evoking just about every good emo band of the last half-decade. If nothing here shocks with it's originality, his band does showcase several tight hooks. From the breezy melodicism of "Fall In Leaves" to the resigned hand claps and back up vocals of the title-track finale. The Fictions present an assured sampling of the pure pleasure and emotional clarity of 21st century pop" - Tim Grierson - Under The Radar Mag

"Demo Review"

"...Wearing their influences on their sleeves, the band plays quirky indie-pop that actually runs through a decent gamut of styles while never straying too far from traditional hooks, melodies and arrangements. Sometimes Beach Boys, sometimes the Beatles, the Fictions do a good job of writing intelligent music..."
- Randy D'Amico


the fictions present "Le Traitor" - EP


Feeling a bit camera shy


The band emerged in 2001 out of the ethnically diverse West Covina, a suburb of Los Angeles, CA. The diversity of their hometown is played out in their music as well as their own ethnic make-up, including the band’s half Japanese front man, most often referred to as “Orange Jones.” Raised in a home where the Beatles, Beach Boys, and Motown were standard fair, Orange was instilled early on with a strong respect for the melodic value of the pop music of the past. It was only a short time before Orange teamed up with brothers and long time friends Ryan and Nick Suarez . After the addition of keyboardist/horn player and music virtuoso Juan Lopez, the band developed a sense of consistency and solidarity not only in their music, but in their friendship. The band’s sound finally emerged from the push-pull of the individual member’s varied tastes, culminating into a quirky form of roots rock melody-driven indie-pop with smart arrangements and sing-a-long choruses. “Le Traitor,” the band’s first independently released ep cleverly stylized to appear as a retranslation of an old French Don Juan-esque tale, seems playful on the surface. The loose swaying rhythms and inescapable hooks deceptively obscure the more somber nature of the lyrics, which intermingle imagery of lost lovers and the changing of the seasons. Traces of the bands influences (The Kinks, The Beach Boys, Elliot Smith, Sloan, The Supremes, Pavement, Mercury Rev, and Flaming Lips) are sprinkled lightly throughout. In February 2004, Amoeba Music (Hollywood) honored the “Le Traitor” ep as their “Home Grown Artist” pick. The Le Traitor ep also hit Sea Level Record’s (L.A.) top 10 sellers list at #9 in the second week of January 2004, on consignment alone.

The bands' strange and ironic sense of humor and style is evident in their music as well as their live performances. Showcasing their talent at venues all over Los Angeles including the Troubadour, the Roxy, the Knitting Factory, and the House of Blues (Hollywood), the band has been invited to play with national acts such as Rooney, Everybody Else, Big City Rock, Melee, Hellogoodbye, Satisfaction and Irving among others. The fictions are known for energetic and unpredictable performances involving beach balls, cue cards for the crowd, 3-piece horn sections, and appearances from their ep mascot “Le Traitor.” It wasn’t long before the band caught the attention of crowds, critics, bands, and industry folk all over the U.S. and Europe. Bruce Solar and the rest of the gang at the Agency Group in Beverly Hills caught on earlier this year, giving the fictions their full support. Shortly after, Bunim-Murray began licensing the fictions music for Real World/Road Rules and Experience Records followed shortly after with more licensing opportunities. Since then, the fictions have invaded the college air waves (KAPU, KUCI, KWAL, Titan Radio..etc.) of southern California and continuously charmed the hearts of listeners. Hearing the fictions on record and seeing them live is truly a testimony to the great things to come from this band. Stay tuned for more….