Grammy-nominated artist Matthew Santos has established himself as one of the rare and striking talents quickly emerging from the Chicago music scene. With an ethereal voice that has been the praise of artists such as Eddie Vedder, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, and Rihanna, Santos has secured his place in current music with his distinguished style and elusive musical gift. Far from all of the sound and fury of the modern music trends, Santos is quietly rising into one of the most remarkable voices of his generation.
While gaining comparisons to elements of Radiohead, Wilco, Jim James, Modest Mouse, Bon Iver, and Death Cab for Cutie, Tan Vampires have created a genre-less sound that is uniquely their own. Tan Vampires released their debut album, "For Physical Fitness", on September 20th, 2011 which NPR's All Songs Considered calls, "crammed with well-crafted songs that soar, twist and never blend into one another". During their record release week the band supported well known artists including Yo La Tengo and Okkervil River and also headlined three shows of their own, all of which were wildly successful. Tan Vampires are currently working on growing their dedicated fan base by playing shows around New England and in NYC. They are planning an EP release in 2012.