Sonic Ritual Recordings

Ultimate Fakebook - The Preserving Machine (LP)

Ships In 3-4 Business Days

Power-punk-emo-pop trio Ultimate Fakebook returns with its first new album in sixteen years. A collection of tightly wound, disarmingly accomplished songs about shared dreams, national disappointment, friendship, devotion, love and Manhattan KS, the band's exuberant, you-only-live-once spirit explodes in songs including "After Hours at Melin's," "My Music Industry" and "Sharing the Same Dream."

RIYL: VHS tapes, iMacs. Neil Hamburger, Cheap Trick, the decline of the American empire, Superdrag, hope, paella, despair, Bandcamp, "Smell the Glove" and "Freaks and Geeks."


  1. Javea
  2. We’re Sharing The Same Dream Tonight
  3. After Hours At Melin’s
  4. Sad Soldier
  5. Manhattan KS
  6. Juliet’s Fools
  7. Hey Gemini
  8. This Unfrozen Girl
  9. My Music Industry
  10. Sequel (Electric Kissing Parties Pt. 2)
  11. Fake ID

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