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A Tragic Fake, is a genre defying band from Dallas, Tx that integrates progressive, post-hardcore and power pop; effortlessly within their visceral, emotionally charged lyrics and addictive melodies. Began by Cory Withrow in 2005, A Tragic Fake has faced line up changes, city shifts, great times and great conflict; but the current line up, Cory Withrow, Jordan Pohland and Corey Furber stands today stronger than ever. “We’re Kind of Like Pessimistic Optimists” The band self-describes their defining tone that fuses realities' upsets with the will to fight through failures. From the introspective battle and hard hitting melodic thrill ride of the heart’s resistance in “False Alarms” and the quiet desperation of “Shoving Forever into Temporary”; A Tragic Fake’s songs are written as if ripped from the pages of a clandestine journal. Their music holds a mirror to the listener and echoes the experiences faced in growing up and facing the world. With lyrics full of passion, conflict and a tangible honesty, A Tragic Fake can be best described as ‘authentic’ and ‘deeply sincere’. They’re just one of us and the music lets us know that we are one them: What we all face and fight through, our hidden thoughts, our insecurities, our failures, and the glimmer of hope that outshines it all to take us through another day. These all reverberate through ATF’s compositions. “We just want to be ourselves and sing honest music... life is our greatest influence. We can’t sing about anything we haven’t experienced ” A Tragic Fake is real, they’re a band for the kid that wants to be a rockstar but is discouraged at every step, the girl that cuts her pain away; for all that have felt the sting of rejection, the pressures of love, the lows of adolescence; the dreamers, the hopeful. “We don’t care if we accomplish anything else as long as we can help someone get through something, somewhere... Nothing ends in tragedy as long as you follow your heart”