Interview – Brandon Kitterman of Fictionist

Linescratchers contributor Joseph Mecham recently interviewed Brandon Kitterman (guitar aficionado of Utah’s indie rock band Fictionist) for GuitarJunkie.net. Linescratchers gets to join in on the fun.

Brace yourself, dear reader, for a lesson in being awesome. Brandon Kitterman is what I would call a sonic knitting artist. You know those really ugly knitted blankets you always try to warm up with at your Grandparents house, and they’re so riddled with holes they have a 10% heat retention rating? Then you end up freezing to death on their couch while developing terminal asthma because they have 40 years of dust collected in the couch cushions? Well yeah… that sucks, and I share your pain. However, if Brandon were to knit for you a blanket with his sonic textures and tones, it would be made of silk, be your favorite color, smell like vanilla, have a 99% heat retention rating, and it would wrap you like an Egyptian mummy. Yep… he’s that good. Read on for everything you wanted to know about Brandon Kitterman’s guitar set-up and technique.
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Interview – Brandon Kitterman of Fictionist

Fictionist and Atlantic Records?

In a recent YouTube video released by the Provo-based band Fictionst, members of the band browse a record store. After picking up albums by various artists and mentioning each by name, the camera zooms and focuses on the Atlantic logo.  At the end of the video, Fictionist frontman Stuart Maxfield finds a Fictionist album in the Local Music section. He picks it up and looks at the camera…

… proving you can say much more without saying anything at all.

Fictionist plans to make their big announcement at the Velour Live Music Gallery in Provo, Utah on September 21st.  Until then, we would like to congratulate them on signing with Atlantic Records. Congratulations, Fictionist.

Fictionist and Atlantic Records?

Linescratching Post for the week of May 30, 2011

Vol. 1 No. 14, Week of May 30, 2011

This week: Low get raw, Donny Osmond impromptu guest-vocals with Fictionist, The JaneDear girls up for an award, Colby Miller’s new album out NOW, the 5 Browns and Yo Gabba Gabba touring (separately), New Roxy Rawson song, Neon Trees, American Hollow, and Donny and Marie!

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Linescratching Post for the week of May 30, 2011

Linescratching Post for the week of May 23, 2011

Vol. 1 No. 13, Week of May 23, 2011

This week: Brandon Flowers goes Gene Simmons, Nothing good ever comes of disobedience except international fame and glory, Gladys Knight on making a living in a casino, Neon Trees buy-in while Fictionist eschew corporate label, festival, and magazine, plus updates on the JaneDear girls, Maroon 5, and much (a little) more!

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Linescratching Post for the week of May 23, 2011

Linescratching Post for the week of May 16, 2011

Vol. 1 No. 12, Week of May 16, 2011

This week: The Neon Trees meet David Letterman, We sneak some Mormons into the National Jukebox, Fictionist nearly punches Paramore’s producer in the face, Colby Miller gears up with a new band, a new show, and a new album, and more!

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Linescratching Post for the week of May 16, 2011

Linescratching Post for the week of May 9, 2011

Vol. 1 No. 11, Week of May 9, 2011

Roxy Rawson sings that “God’s Got Bones;” Marie Osmond and the Prodigal Husband; Fictionist on a roof, on a magazine, in a box, with a fox; Shaun Barrowes sells a song to Coke and offers you money to let him perform your song, and more!

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Linescratching Post for the week of May 9, 2011