Brooklyn post-punk trio Fan-tan began in 2007 when Ryan Lee and Sandee K moved from Chapel Hill to Brooklyn.
After four years of touring and recording, they met drummer Mike Sherburn while on the road to SXSW, and the band was complete.
The group has become known for their intense live performances, melding guitar noise with icy rhythm, haloed by sharp, lilting vocal melodies. Their sound recalls a more rigid My Bloody Valentine or a less rigid Gang of Four. A more dramatic Jesus and Mary Chain. A kinder Suicide.
Fan-tan’s debut LP, A Strange Game, is slated for release in spring 2012 on Goodnight Records, with a national tour to follow.