“Our Eyes Are Peeled,” is the new album from indie pop-rock trio: The Fleeting Ends. The record is filled with hook-laden choruses, overdriven guitars and powerful string arrangements. With influences spanning from XTC and Spoon to The Verve and Blur, The Fleeting Ends exploit their roots while putting their own touch on an impressive array of pop gems. Group members are Matt Vantine (vocals/guitars/keys), Matt Amadio (drums/vocals/keys) and Russell Langley (bass). The album producer is Tommy Joyner (Gomez, Dave Matthews).
The opening track “Little People” is a brash and high-octane salute to the punk and new wave bands that inspired Vantine’s first love for music.
“Growing up in the late 90’s, I turned to the music of the 80’s when I first picked up the guitar, I was inspired by groups like The Smiths and The Clash, that music really spoke to me.”
The piano-driven debut single, “Operator,” showcases The Fleeting Ends memorable hooks and sprawling string arrangements composed by Larry Gold (Jay-Z, Lana Del Rey, The Roots). “I’m Like That,” has a thumping R&B bass line, it’s contrasted by swirling guitars and a self-revealing refrain, states Matt Vantine,
“After ‘I’m Like That’, “I realized that I no longer felt honest writing songs about myself unless they were true and from the heart.” Matt Vantine.
“Floored,” strips it down to a shimmering blues inspired electric guitar riff complimented only by a floor drum and Hammond organ. “Elaine (Until Now),” climaxes with sweeping strings matched by intricate guitar fingerings and an unforgettable chorus. States Matt Amadio.
“Our new record has all the elements I love about rock and roll. An elegant message layered on top of honest, catchy instrumentation, it’s another step towards truly finding ourselves.”
The Fleeting Ends formed in 2008 in Upper Darby PA (just outside of Philadelphia). They’ve done a series of prestigious gigs, performing at WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival, South by Southwest Music Festival, Musikfest and Pittsburgh Winter Solstice Fest. The Fleeting Ends knack for songwriting was recognized when the band won the Philadelphia Songwriters Project Songwriting Competition.
For more information, please visit: www.thefleetingends.com
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