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Six Crucial Questions for Matthew Vantine, Frontman of The Fleeting Ends

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After listening to the Fleeting Ends‘ new album I Know You Lie Cos So Do I – we couldn’t help but think of a bowl of breakfast cereal.

The Fleeting Ends play stripped down, funky tunes that evoke the snap of McCartney, the crackle of Stefani, and the pop of Timberlake.

This week you can enjoy a heaping helping of cool, crisp joy from this Philadelphia-based band.

Until then, here’s a taste of what’s to come.

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SIX CRUCIAL QUESTIONS FOR…

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NAME: Matthew Vantine (pictured above, center)

AGE (if you want to give it up): 28

BAND: The Fleeting Ends

POSITION: Singer/guitarist/songwriter

HOMETOWN: Philadelphia

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1. What is your earliest musical memory?

Hearing John Lennon croon “come on, come on” in “Please Please Me.”  Also, the Backstreet Boys were pretty hot there for a while. Can’t forget them.

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2. What has been your most embarrassing musical moment?

I attempted to sit in as vocalist for a Rolling Stones tribute band and thought “Under My Thumb” was “Gimme Shelter” and some people didn’t like that. And they continued to boo me until I felt appropriately ashamed, haha.

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3. What do you like and dislike about touring?

One of my all-time favorite things to do is leave a place and there’s a lot of leaving involved with touring. But the best feeling is going to a foreign state and having fans there that you can hang with after the show. I dislike the lack of sleep. Taking five-hour driving shifts with one other person to Austin for South by Southwest. But it’s always worth it, ya see?

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4. What is your favorite record store, anywhere in the world?

I like Main Street Music in Philadelphia. They bought a few copies of our second album to sell and it certainly increased morale.

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5. Other than your own music, what is your favorite song or album of all-time? Why?

I think that Rumours by Fleetwood Mac is one of the only perfect albums along with Pet Sounds, Abbey Road, Illmatic, and the first Cars record.

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6. You wake up in a seedy Berlin hotel room with no recollection of the past 96 hours. Who is your first call?

My mother, 100 percent.

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Images Courtesy of The Fleeting Ends and Noisy Ghost PR

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