Thursday, April 08, 2010

Synth-popsters Fan-Tan Announce National Tour in May

Brooklyn’s Fan-Tan announces a national tour to support the release of their album Age of Discovery, set for national release on May 11, 2010. Fan-Tan’s post-punk intermingles with synth-pop melodies and moody Brit-pop tones on their latest recording, offering up sonic layers and evocative moods for listeners.

Age of Discovery represents Fan-Tan’s self-discovery as a band and the spirit of adventure and exploration that keeps the excitement within making music. Exhibiting a somewhat vague overtone in order to allow fans to create their own interpretation, the album addresses the various devastating emotions and circumstances of life. The band’s second EP was recorded with Arjun Agerwala (who has worked with names from Courtney Love to Ben Lee) at James Iha’s (Smashing Pumpkins) Stratosphere Sound Recording Studios in New York.

The main focus of Fan-Tan has always been to ignite fans through energy-charged live shows, inspiring them to place it above all else. “We actually write all of our songs live, with everyone in the room contributing simultaneously, so the material naturally comes off really well in a live setting,” explains singer/guitarist Ryan Lee Dunlap. No matter what the future holds for Fan-Tan, their unique and morose melodies allow the group to reach fans on emotional level that most bands just can’t match.

Fan-Tan Tour Dates
Thu Apr 15, 2010: Cake Shop - New York, NY
Tue May 11, 2010: The M Room - Philadelphia, PA
Wed May 12, 2010: The Velvet Lounge - Washington, DC
Thu May 13, 2010: The Plaza Bowl - Richmond, VA
Fri May 14, 2010: Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
Sun May 16, 2010: Snug Harbor - Charlotte, NC
Tue May 18, 2010: Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
Fri May 21, 2010: Derby City Espresso - Louisville, KY
Sat May 22, 2010: The Comet - Cincinnati, OH
Sun May 23, 2010: The Majestic Cafe - Detroit, MI