Sun 20 Apr
The Record Stache
The Fadeout – Fantasy

Clearly, The Fadeout have listened to Pet Sounds plenty of times. Listening to their single, “Fantasy”, makes it obvious. There’s many more references throughout the rest of the band’s Shapes of Animals album, that I’ve happily gotten sidetracked listening to for the past half hour. I’m not saying that this is a rip-off of The Beach Boys or anything. The Fadeout are properly paying homage to their influences, as well as blending in their own contemporary indie pop stylings. “Fantasy” is a great song to start off with if you’re new to the Montreal based band. If you like their brand of sunshine pop, I highly recommend you look further and check out the rest of Shapes of Animals.

- Matt