fantasy boys (CA)

Shane Phillipson, Shawn Bristow, and Joe Shimeld have been a prominent part of Vancouver's indie rock scene for many decades. These three seasoned musicians have played together in numerous bands, including Closed Caption Radio, Robosexuals, Safety Show, and What’s Wrong Tohei. They have shared stages with some of the most notable bands in the industry, including Arches of Loaf, At The Drive-In, Arcade Fire, and Modest Mouse.

In August of 2020, they quietly released their debut self-titled EP under the name Fantasy Boys. The EP was mixed by Jesse Gander of Raincity Recorders, and it features short and straightforward songs with a nostalgic nod to the late 90s - early 2000s post-rock era. The EP was a hit among their fans who have been eagerly waiting for new music from the trio.

Currently, Fantasy Boys are back in the studio, working on new material and preparing for the inevitable onslaught of shows that will surely come their way. With their years of experience and dedication to their craft, it's no surprise that they have amassed a devoted fanbase in Vancouver's indie rock scene. As they continue to create and perform, it's safe to say that Fantasy Boys are a band to watch out for in the future.
Fantasy Boys

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