Huge Update!

Hello Everyone,

The world of Matt Stanley and The Decoys has been a busy one over the past couple of months, and we don’t want to keep you in the dark any longer! So here’s what we have been up to!

            First thing to mention, we have a brand new website designed by our friends at “Design Off The Block”. will be our online home from now on. You’ll find the latest news, shows, setlists from previous shows, album info, lyrics, videos, pictures, and booking info. We will be updating the site regularly and we’ve been coming up with some cool ideas to keep you all entertained, including live videos and behind the scenes footage. The first feature we’ll be putting up is “What are The Decoys Listening to….”. Every few weeks one of the members of the band will put up the top five records they are listening to currently, this week’s picks are from our lead guitar man Jarrett Boyetcko. So make sure to check out the site on a regular basis!

            We always get asked when we are releasing a new album (and the debut release with The Decoys)…..well the waiting is almost at an end. Back in July, the band took over Vogville studios in Port Coquitlam, BC and did one long 12 hour session. We recorded live off the floor, which is rare in this day and age, but we’re coming from an old school state of mind anyways! The plan currently is to release a couple of singles in early 2011 and then follow that up with a full length album. No singles have been chosen yet and the recordings are currently in the mixing stage, so when it’s time to announce the first single and the formats it’ll be released on, you’ll be sure to find out at .

            We were recently asked to contribute a song to the “Very Vancouver Christmas Volume 5” compilation CD. The profits go towards the BCSPCA, so we were more then willing to contribute a song. The catch was that it had to be an original Christmas song. We immediately had our doubts at our ability to write a Christmas tune, but after inspiration struck me one night, I brought my idea to the band and we hammered it out a few times then recorded it at our July sessions. The song is called “The Greatest Gift”. The compilation and release date should be announced pretty quick, so make sure you check out and for the latest.

            We are also a part of a documentary that is being filmed by Samantha Soo and put on by Rave On Studios and Vogville Studios called “Undiscovered”. It covers three up and coming bands in the Vancouver music scene (The Light Machines, Cupla, & Matt Stanley and The Decoys) as they try and succeed in today’s music industry. The idea is that we’ll be filmed every six months for three years and it’ll show the evolution of the band as it picks up speed. To learn more about it go to .

            For those of you on facebook, we have a new facebook page so make sure to join that. We have a new twitter page at, so you can follow us there. This winter we’re playing in Vancouver, Kamloops, and Whistler, so come out and see us!

I think this covers everything, so thanks for sticking with us and you’ll hear lots from us very soon.

Matt Stanley

Matt Stanley and The Decoys