The Fleeting Ends: New EP Coming Soon.
Matt Vantine and Matt Amadio were just kids back in 1999 when Vantine moved into Amadio’s Upper Darby neighborhood. Vantine’s mother had been in a folk group, Just Us, so she started teaching him how to play guitar.
Amadio wanted to play as well. He taught himself how to play guitar, with Vantine’s assistance.
“Matt was kind of intimidating to me back then,” Amadio says with a laugh.
One day, they listened to the Beatles’ Abbey Road and decided they had to make music.
“I’ve always wanted to be in a band,” Vantine says. “Then Matt bought a drum set and wanted to be in it as well.”
They practiced in the basement, playing Beatles songs a The White Stripes. Then, in 2004, they began playing original music together in bands. It wasn’t until 2009, when they teamed up with bass player Rusty Langley, who had been playing in the band Raccoon Fighter, that everything started to click.
The Fleeting Ends were born.
“I was in an art class and I thought it sounded Smith-sy, flamboyant even,” Vantine says of the band’s moniker. “And it felt like just about everything else was taken.”
They began recording with Tommy Joyner from Milkboy Records. Their first EP, Goldmine in the Gutter, dropped on Valentine’s Day 2010. They spent much of this past winter working on their second EP, which should be released soon.
Their inﬂuences range from the Rolling Stones to The Clash. Their pop rock music has been played on local radio stations and they’ve appeared live on local television.
As they continue to reach and surpass goals, they remain comfortable here.
“We want to stay in Philadelphia, “says Vantine, “I would feel overwhelmed by the competition in Brooklyn.”