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Fiction Family is a musical collaboration between Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman and Nickel Creek guitarist Sean Watkins. The duo released their self-titled, full-length album on January 20, 2009. Fiction Family originally went by the name, “The Real SeanJon,” a name jokingly chosen in the hopes that Sean “Sean John” Combs would sue them.

According to a blog post on Watkins’ website, they started the collaboration in 2005, writing songs together. Around Mid-2006 they began recording the songs, in bits and pieces while the two were off the road.

On March 13, 2008, it was reported that The Real SeanJon had changed their name to “Fiction Family.”
It was rumored at one point that Starbucks might put out Fiction Family’s record, sometime in the summer of 2008. “We’re doing the final song right now, and there’s a rumor that there’s a large company that produces caffeinated beverages that might put it out in a few months. So, we’ll see,” said Foreman. But later, Foreman stated that the record would be released in January 2009, and a press release by Nickel Creek confirmed that the album, Fiction Family, was to be released on January 20, 2009, on ATO Records.

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  • bee2b

    Great song!! Reminds me of the Beatles whose music I love.

    1 Feb 2012 Reply
  • terrythamesjr


    8 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Gabrieltheradio

    "Christian" music is more than just mentioning God every other verses--a fact exemplified by Fiction Family.

    28 Aug 2011 Reply
  • PetraAlexandra

    You don't have to sing about God all the time to be a Christian band- it's about living life according to Christian morals, not having every word out of your mouth being the same thing. Cudos to Fiction Family- love this collaboration.

    30 Jun 2011 Reply
  • limecola

    Jon Foreman, I love you.

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • DeeDheamoyz

    love ya so much guys

    8 Dec 2010 Reply
  • placeboom

    great music <3

    26 Nov 2010 Reply
  • PattyIsMyHero

    abpaulovski: It matters to me if it's Christian or not. As a non-believer, and also as someone who pays close attention to lyrics, I don't want to listen to words I can't relate to whatsoever.

    1 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Moonwalkerqueen

    I've never heard of this before, but Jon Foreman is a part of it && I must check it out!

    6 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Fallingup1986

    they might be boring to you but interesting to someone else, it's all a matter of subjectivity. Whatever you can relate to?

    18 Sep 2010 Reply
  • malize

    Boring religious matters in music.

    5 Aug 2010 Reply
  • abpaulovski

    Does it really matter if is Christian or not? What really matter is that the song is good.

    8 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Eibel

    not a christian band

    2 Jul 2010 Reply
  • gerxrdo

    this had nothing to do with christian music wtf o_O

    6 Jun 2010 Reply
  • letmusicring90

    They can be Christians without being a "Christian" band. I know Jon is a Christian, but that doesn't mean every band/collab he is in is a Christian band. I don't know about the other guy.. Either way: They make great music, whether it has the "Christian" label or not.

    5 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Blanlove

    Merry christmas!!

    26 Dec 2009 Reply
  • MiTunesRock

    What a genius collab [2]

    13 Dec 2009 Reply
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    29 Oct 2009 Reply
  • _lalo

    why do people keep tagging this is as Christian music? never hear the word GOD in any of their songs :/

    12 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Watwatwatwatwat

    They were amazing at Bonnaroo. Sara Watkins showed up too, and Bonnaroo stuck them on this tiny little stage so it was really easy to get right at the front. It's a shame more people didn't know about this group. If they had known who was in it, I'm sure many more people would have come to watch.

    15 Jun 2009 Reply
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