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Ultimate Fakebook was a band from Manhattan, KS, whose style of pop-punk/powerpop sound helped ignite the emo explosion that included fellow Kansans the The Get Up Kids and The Anniversary in the late 1990s. They released three full-length albums; Electric Kissing Parties (1998; Noisome Records), This Will Be Laughing Week (2000; 550/Epic Records), and Open Up and Say Awesome (2002; Initial Records). Shortly after releasing their final EP, Before We Spark (2003), they broke up. Colby has been a part of indie supergroup Carrier, and both Colby and Melin are both currently members of The Dead Girls. Singer Bill McShane made his first musical appearance in over 7 years on 2010’s multi-musician studio collaboration The Seven Degrees of Stephen Egerton. Because of the Egerton single, the band decided it was the perfect time to release some of the songs that they had recorded but never released. In July of 2010, they released their fourth album Daydream Radio is Smiling Static which is a collection of non-album tracks that didn’t quite make it to the previous three albums.


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  • Siberiandreamer

    How can a band who write such quality songs go unnoticed? Totally baffling when you consider who got popular instead.

    14 Feb 2013 Reply
  • musicnextdoor

    I KNOW THESE GUYS! Well, I know their music anyway.

    3 Mar 2012 Reply
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  • xblakeyoung

    You can now download the new entire new record at All songs have never been released before (even if they are a few years old) and then there is one brand new recorded track from when they reunited. Welcome back, guys!

    27 Jul 2010 Reply
  • thisisahiijack

    everyone go to and download the first new ufb song in eight years. actually, its old, just unreleased. on july 27th, the band is releasing an entire album's worth of unreleased material, including a cover.

    15 Jul 2010 Reply
  • holocausts_r_us

    Wow, blast from the past.

    23 Nov 2009 Reply
  • cd_RW

    this band ruled

    19 May 2009 Reply
  • cwheaton

    i would kill for a reunion, and to see them one more time!

    29 Jan 2009 Reply
  • snoochtonooch

    i loved this band, it's a shame no one knows them

    26 Jan 2009 Reply
  • sjschlag

    woooo UFB reunion Feb 5th!

    12 Jan 2009 Reply
  • theurge14

    Manhattan KS represent! :)

    4 May 2008 Reply
  • jantunf

    god. i miss she don't even know my name

    24 Nov 2007 Reply
  • luishernando

    A Million Hearts is perfect!

    11 Sep 2007 Reply
  • pylar

    You should check out VH1's World Series of Pop Culture... Eric and JD are on one of the teams, Westerburg High.

    12 Jul 2007 Reply
  • mduchezeau

    that was really really good

    30 Jun 2007 Reply
  • hotboxin

    this will be laughing week is what glued my old best friend and i together

    2 Feb 2007 Reply
  • jediron169

    Saw these guys twice. And both times were amazing.

    23 Jan 2007 Reply
  • ihateRBF

    Saw these guys with Nerf Herder and some neat little moog-rock outfit in a small room in NJ. One of my favorite shows ever.

    10 Jan 2007 Reply
  • ansonyuhas

    how i wish these guys were still around. soundtrack to my senior year....

    9 Mar 2006 Reply
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