Truth In Fiction

Truth In Fiction

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Truth in Fiction believes there sound is the equivalent of the All American Rejects partying with Maroon 5 and a few bottles of bubbly.

Biography

What's the truth about Truth in Fiction? The names is as dubious as their roots. Let's just say, for the sake of argument, that their roots stretch across several states and a couple continents. They have been traumatized by bad girlfriends (many), rubber boots (in one case), Santa Ana winds and Wisconsin winters. Which is probably why they're so resilient, so determined, to make the best make-out songs you've ever heard from a rock band. Truth in Fiction formed as facts, somewhere in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when Mike Wisth (vocals/guitar) and guitarist Daniel Beres were still sporting peach fuzz. Their early friendship led to a series of gigs with bands more famous than them (but with slighter hair), such as Fall Out Boy, the Starting Line, Plain White T's and a stint on the infamous Vans Warped tour. The truth of Truth in Fiction's early days was that many things were DIY; they made their own merch and paid for their own recordings. And were ever productive, writing song upon song upon song.

At this time, Riley was developing a sharp ear for hooks of his own, as evidenced in Citizen King's global hit "Better Days (and the bottom drops out)". Riley began his producing career when he tracked Davey Von Bohlen's (Promise Ring, Maritime) guest vocal on Jimmy Eat World's hit song, "A Praise Chorus". Riley says, "At that point I was just learning how to use studio gear. I was like 'what's a preamp?'" Learning the ropes eventually led him to produce and engineer The Promise Ring, Paris Texas and that unforgettable Maritime record, We, the Vehicles, an instant indie classic. Flash forward, then, in reality tv style, to Truth and Fiction meeting Riley in Milwaukee. They began by producing a series of recordings. They worked at gigs here and there, in and outside the music, wielding picks and wrenches in turn as the record moved forward. Soon, the songs were so great and infectious that Riley could no longer resist and joined the band, sect-member style, as a full fledged member on bass. But a few pieces had yet to fall into place. Thus began the search for the perfect drummer, which came to light when Riley moved to LA, driving cross-country with Mike, their equipment and Riley's studio in tow and a cat in a cage on sedatives by their feet. Well anchored in Hollywood, Riley now set to work on recording and mixing the record at his new studio in Silverlake. It was in this thriving musical community that Kristian came across Scott Seiver, an experienced LA drummer who provided the Live Drums for the Grammy award winning HBO series Flight of the Conchords as well as Jason Mraz and many others.

Riley's old band mate from Citizen King, Dave Cooley (who produced Silversun Pickups smash debut and has been mastering records for the indie hip hop label Stones Throw for years) was brought on to master the record. The result has been so solid after leaving some new songs on Myspace Truth in Fiction was ready to face the facts: Not only had they written some of the world's best songs about making out. And crossed the country to finish the record, with Riley's sedated cat in tow. And hooked up with the perfect drummer and mastering engineer in LA. And survived it all, with some infectious hits. Now, Japan was on the phone, in no uncertain terms, asking for a meeting, ready to keep the story going. Those are the facts, all truth, no lies, about Truth in Fiction.

Lyrics

Give Me Everything

Written By: Michael Wisth

So come on, and give it to me
No questions asked no pressure
You slow down, you breathe deep
Cause what I'm about to say
May mean nothing, but you know better than that

I'm your best friend I've got bad intentions
I'll take my time, to break your heart
We're making out, with those silent glances
I Look you up and down your eyes are on me

So am I all you want, tonight I'll make you mine
Am I all you want, this could just be us

So give me everything you've got
Throw your punch and I'll take my shot, in you tonight
Nothing can save you, give me everything you've got
Throw your punch and I'll take my shot, in you tonight

Come up for air yeah you're breaking the spell
And I never knew that you knew me so well
You're slowing down, you're breathing deep
I'm the only secret you could keep

So am I all you want tonight I'll make you mine

So give me everything you've got
Throw your punch and I'll take my shot, in you tonight
Nothing can save you
So give me everything you've got
Throw your punch and I'll take my shot, in you tonight
Before we say goodbye

Step, one two as we flip through the pages my memory
It just keeps erasing the bad scenes, the stories we hated
You're so clean, you're so calculated step one,
Two, as we flip through the pages my memory
It just keeps erasing the bad scenes, the stories we hated
You're so clean, you're so clean

So give me everything you've got
Throw your punch and I'll take my shot, in you tonight
Yeah you give me everything you've got, throw your punch yeah
Throw your punch, at me tonight
So you give me everything you've got
Throw your punch and I'll take my shot, in you tonight
Before we say goodbye

Discography

"Fireflies" 2009 USA 2008 Fabtone Japan
"Welcome Apathy" 2003
"the ep" 2000

Set List

45 Minutes to an Hour

This set contains any order of our songs from our record "fireflies". The songs featured on our page are
from that record.

1. Brown Sweater
2. Oh No
3. Give Me Everything
4. Ally
5. Right Now
6. Breathe Me
7. Sorry About Tomorrow
8. Over It
9. Cut it Close
10. Drunken Phone Call
11. Excuse

We also have fifteen alternative songs from past records that we are willing to play. Any other requests? Just ask :)