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Vote MSATD As Canada's Best New Artist!

Matt Stanley And The Decoys are currently in the running to be named Canada's Best New Artist from CBC Radio West and It would mean a lot to the band if you voted for us. Round one of audience voting is underway right now and the grand prize winner gets $20,000 worth of gear from Yamaha Canada, an audio-video session with CBC music and a high profile gig at a music showcase in Toronto. The shortlist will be announced on February 25th so vote everyday until then!

Update - June 18th, 2012

After a few weeks off and some ups and downs, The Decoys are heading back to the rehearsal space this week to begin writing new material. Stay tuned over the next little while as we post update, photos, and videos!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!/matt_decoys because they usually get all the updates first and more frequently. 

"The Attic Sessions"

On November 1st, 2011, Matt Stanley and The Decoys got together to rehearse and film some of the performances for their website. Unfortunately the keys to the jam space were missing and the band was locked out. So instead they went to the attic of drummer Sean Poissant's house and had an acoustic rehearsal. The result was "The Attic Sessions". Here is that footage:



THE STORE is now open!

The store if officially open! Not a huge selection of items as of yet but currently you can download our music as well as buy a CD of 2008's "The Life & Times EP". Our new album "Stripped, Bare, And On Display" will be available to buy in CD format shortly. 

Go to
Stay Tuned and Enjoy,
Jarrett, Brandon, Sean, and Matt


November Shows

Hey Everybody,

 We got some shows lined up for this November that we want to let you know about. We'll be returning to the Pogue Mahone Pub stage on the 23rd with 'Stellar Radio Choir'. They're a garage/psychedelic/rock & roll band out of Golden, BC. Check them out at .

"Stripped, Bare, And On Display" out NOW!!

The new album from Matt Stanley and The Decoys has finally arrived! Buy your copy at:

Amazon MP3's:


Listen to "Stripped, Bare, And On Display" now! Available on ITunes August 12th!

Hey Everybody,

  You can listen to our entire new album "Stripped, Bare, And On Display" right now! Check it out in the player below. You can officially buy the album on ITunes on April 12th, 2011. 

So what are you waiting for? check it out!


Request "I Know" on Kamloops' 98.3 CIFM!

Hey Folks,

  In case you don't know....Kamloops station 98.3 CIFM has been playing our song "I Know" on the air quite a bit. For those of you that haven't heard it on the radio yet....or want to hear it again.... you can request it by going to the 98.3CIFM website.

Here's the link and thanks for all the support!

~Matt Stanley And The Decoys

Article on the band in Kamloops This Weeks' 'Notes On':

Dale Bass
May 13th, 2011


• WHO: Matt Stanley and the Decoys includes Stanley — obviously — along with Jarrett Boyetchko on lead guitar, Brandon Donovan on bass and Sean Poissant on drums. Stanley also plays guitar and does lead vocals.

Album News and First Listen Of "I Know".


Finally we can announce the release of our new studio album (and first with the Decoys). It’s called “Stripped, Bare, And On Display.”  There’s no official release date yet, but we plan to release it in the next couple of months. It will be available on ITunes, Amazon Mp3’s, and other digital music sites. It will also be available on CD at our shows and on our official website

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