Founded in mid-2017, the founding members of the band Dominic Cannarrella and Eric
McCoy met Steven Velasquez at the Berklee College of Music in turn blending their musical
backgrounds of classic rock, alternative rock, gospel, and jazz to produce an music with and
indie/alternative vibe with a hint of a progressive element.“...Until the End” was the band’s first
video release in which after doing so they traveled to Valencia, Spain. Them Fantasies stayed in
Spain for four months through Una Vez records and recorded their EP “Ghosted” which was
realized shortly after returning to the United States.
“...Until the End”, starts with a distinctive intro that almost touches upon the grunge/alternative vibe. Classic acoustic instruments are involved including guitar and strings. It also involves a cool guitar riff section in the middle of the song. The listener will notice that there are long pauses to enjoy the musicality of the song by including a guitar solo. A driving bass line makes the track progress and has a distinctive sound with it having clunky and heavy characteristics more than other bass lines of the same genre. Vocals are complemented by the whole acoustic and raw instruments. A cool new song for your playlist, make sure to listen to their whole EP. Link is below.
Check out our exclusive interview with the band below!
Care to introduce yourselves to our readers?
We’re Them Fantasies! Maybe we’re what you dream about, scheme about - we hail from the
Boston and have a lot to say.
How long have you all known each other? How did you meet?
We’ve known each other for about 2 years now, when we met in the dorms at Berklee College of
Music as freshman. We would all hear each other yelling in our rooms, so one day we decided to
see who the loud annoying bastards were. We instantly became friends and have definitely come
a long way since then!
How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together a band?
We started from a much more traditional alt-rock approach, but the more diverse our music taste
grew, the more interesting our music has become. Once Thundercat, Plini, and Chon became as
much as an influence as Soundgarden and the Strokes, we realized we were starting to make
something really special.
We absolutely love your new song! Can you tell us a bit about it and the writing process behind it?
Totally! It’s about one of our mothers and has helped heal some old wounds - its been a blessing
in many ways. Eric, our guitar player, had a really interesting guitar rif so Dominic put a
melody on top of it and added more sections - it turned out to be a fan favorite! Funny watching
the audiences trying to chill in 7⁄8.
Where did the inspiration behind this song come from?
The music came before the lyrics, so we sat down and listened to the vibe and put the pen to the
paper. One of our mothers has been unfortunately in a very toxic codependency for far too long,
so we decided to do what we could about the challenging situation: write one of the most
confessional songs we could.
Do you prefer the digital or more traditional way (cd, lp etc) of getting your music to your fans, why?
Digital! Times have changed. We will always have a spot in our hearts for CD’s and Vinyl but
it’s so much easier to reach people nowadays. Of course its controversial but why fight the
system when there are clearly benefits involved on all sides?
Any upcoming shows in the near future? For a new fan who hasn’t seen you live yet, how would you describe your live performance?
Of course! We are lining up all of our shows around New England and currently have some cool
shows in Boston at places such as O’Briens Pub and the Midway Cafe. We are also really trying
to open up for Hobo Johnson this November 11th at the Paradise Rock Club with a hashtag
#ThemFantasies4HoboJohnson! Hahaha. As far as our live shows, our frontman Dominic used
to be a dancer and has some crazy stage moves, so we definitely have some energetic and
engaging elements to our shows. We also like to do some really crazy musical shit to our songs,
like a re-harm or some crazy drum fills and/or poly-rhythms courtesy of our crazy drummer
Steven. The shows are always a wild and fun time, regardless of where you see us at!
What’s next for the band?
Aside from trying to open for Hobo Johnson, we plan to play a bunch of frats/sororities at the
many colleges around Boston - also at as many clubs as possible. We are also going to record
our debut album this fall - it’s gonna be a huge step forward from our EP and are super excited.
We worked previously with Una Vez Records and are looking for another label if the vibe is
right, too. We are also taking as many opportunities through Berklee as well - such as being
selected to play Lollapalooza or Osheaga. Definitely going to be a wild ride!
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