FICTIONIST release new EP Sleep Machine giovedì, 18 maggio 2017 21:24 by madseason
Fictionist - Sleep Machine

Salt Lake City, Utah, art-rock band Fictionist have just released a brand new EP titled Sleep Machine via Harbour Records, along with a 20-minute music video.

For their latest work, Fictionist adopted a new mindset of letting go of the worries they often have as artists and simply enjoying the process of making a record.

The result is a collection of emotional, inventive sounds and innovated songs. The band veered left of center for Sleep Machine by using antique gear, a karaoke machine and even the recording of guitarist Brandon Kitterman sleeping on the front lawn of their house on the song You.

If artsy indie-pop with synthesizers and dance beats and bands like MGMT, The Moth & The Flame, Phoenix or Passion Pit are your cup of tea, stream and download Sleep Machine here.

Robert Loud - Intentional

Provo, UT-based electronica newcomer, Robert Loud, has just released his debut single entitled, Intentional .

Also known as the lead-guitarist and co-lead singer of indie-rock outfit, Fictionist, Robert Connolly (aka Robert Loud) has shifted focus to his solo project that marks a radical break from the band, the genre, even the instrument to which he's dedicated most of his career.

Channeling dancehall-inspired electronica and 80s synth-driven ballads, Loud uses analog synths and retro drum machines in a post-nostalgic exploration of love and adulthood.

His first EP will be released in early 2017 via Harbour Records. Meanwhile check Intentional (featuring Janessa Smith of Goldmyth) on SoundCloud and watch the video clicking on the image.

FICTIONIST will set us free martedì, 2 agosto 2016 17:28 by madseason
Fictionist - Free Spirit

Utah cult rockers Fictionist are back with a brand-new EP, released last Friday, July 29, on Harbour/Caroline Records.

The 4-track EP, titled Free Spirit, showcases once again the stunning ability of the band to create impressive, catchy, tunes starting from an art-rock base.

If you're into hummable and, at the same time, intelligent songs, than look no further than Fictionist: watch the video for the brilliant new single, and title-track of the EP, Free Spirit, clicking on the image and stream the whole 4-track release on Spotify (and while you're there, check all the other Fictionist's releases... you won't be disappointed)!

Stream FICTIONIST's new album mercoledì, 15 ottobre 2014 23:52 by madseason
Fictionist - Give It Up

As I previously reported, Utah art-rockers Fictionist released their new, self-titled album last week via Red Owl Records.

"Fictionist", produced by Grammy nominee Nate Pyfer, can now be streamed in its entirety on SoundCloud, if you'd like to preview before you purchase.

Also, you can download the new song "Not Over You" for free at the band's website and check one of the several new videos the band recently released, "Give It Up", clicking on the image.

FICTIONIST are back with new full-length mercoledì, 3 settembre 2014 21:15 by madseason
Fictionist - Fictionist

At last we have great news from the Fictionist's camp: the art-rockers from Utah will release their new, self-titled album next October 7.

From the press release: "Like Peter Gabriel in a Garage -that’s how Fictionist describes its fourth album, a self-titled surprise romp through the band’s most formative influences. Feeling liberated at the end of a contract with Atlantic Records, the Provo, UT band disappeared into area studios with producer Nate Pyfer, a 2014 Grammy nominee, for an eight-week sonic bender. The result combines Fictionist’s heralded art-rock sensibilities with Cat Stevens songwriting, Phoenix-style glitchy analog electronics, and CHVRCHES electro-pop architecture."

Find out more about the new record at the band's website and watch the lyric video for the first track of the new album "Cut String Kitehere.


You may remember space indie rock band Fictionist, from Salt Lake City (Utah), for the excellent album "Lasting Echo", released last year. The great news is that Stuart Maxfield and his mates have signed a recording deal with Atlantic Records. Congratulations!

The band will release a new self-titled EP very soon. They will let us know how to get a physical copy of it later; meanwhile you can stream the entire EP from their facebook page for a limited time.

carolina liar

As reported earlier, Carolina Liar are releasing their new, second studio album "Wild Blessed Freedom" tomorrow.

Aol Music is streaming the whole album in their Listening Party section. Click on the image on the left to be redirected on the site.

If you haven't seen the video for the first single off the new record "Drown" yet, follow this link.

ryan adams

Speaking of whole albums in streaming, head on to this site if you wanna stream the full new Ryan Adams album, called "Ashes & Fire".

"Ashes & Fire" is the thirteenth studio record by the alternative country/rock singer songwriter from North Carolina, and maybe his sparest, mellowest work to date.

Produced by Glyn Johns, is set to be released on October 10th via PAX-AM - Capitol Records.

FICTIONIST - LASTING ECHO mercoledì, 31 marzo 2010 13:52 by madseason

fictionist lasting echo front cover

  • Release date: March 2, 2010
  • Label: Red Owl Records
  • Producer: Scott Wiley


  • Style: Alternative Pop, Indie Rock, Prog Rock, Classic Rock
  • Related bands: Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Radiohead, Wilco, Marillion (Steve Hogarth era)

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Secondo album per la band proveniente da Salt Lake City (Utah), originariamente chiamata Maxfield dal cognome del leader e "mente" della band.

Best tracks
Always, Blue-Eyed Universe, Strangers In The Dark, Suffering Angel, Fire Don't Set You Free

Sound originale, quello dei Lasting Echo, che vede un atmosferico e spaziale indie rock miscelarsi al rock classico, non di rado tinto di folk, con ottimi spunti progressivi che donano libertà e dinamicità alle composizioni e con una ragguardevole sensibilità pop.
Interessante la voce del frontman, che ricorda quella emozionante e carica di soul di David Gilmour.
Notevoli alcuni passaggi strumentali, con intricati layer di chitarra e ritmiche complesse, il tutto senza perdere mai di vista la musicalità dei brani, che risultano energici e introspettivi allo stesso tempo.[preview]

The Band

  • Stuart Maxfield - vocals, guitar
  • Brandon Kitterman - guitar, toys, background vocals
  • Robbie Connolly - guitar, background vocals
  • Jacob Jones - keyboards
  • Spencer Harrison - bass, background vocals
  • Aaron Anderson - drums


  • 01. Always   4:21
  • 02. Human Wings   3:22
  • 03. Blue-Eyed Universe   3:36
  • 04. Sunshine Of A Shell   4:17
  • 05. Strangers In The Dark   3:55
  • 06. The Well-Made Shadow   5:32
  • 07. Time To Time   2:53
  • 08. Suffering Angel   5:20
  • 09. Deeper And Deeper   3:20
  • 10. Fire Don't Set You Free   4:25
  • 11. Have Mercy   3:30


  • Invisible Hand (2009 Red Owl Records)
  • Lasting Echo (2010 Red Owl Records)

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