Fantasy Guys, Triathlon, I'm an Island, Newark Wilder
Mon., Aug. 1, 8 p.m. 2016
From the venue:Fantasy Guys goes down like an overpriced neon green margarita jacked up with saccharine syrup, and a toy umbrella catching the salty breeze. The Atlanta-based three-piece, featuring singer/guitarist Inyo Galatea, vibraphone player Maddy Davis, and bassist Mitchell Hardage, creates perpetually chill music steeped in parrot headed-kitsch. The groupâ€™s first full-length, On Poppy Island, turns its flare for tropical camp into a full-bodied aesthetic in songs such as â€œDon't Go, Jason Waterfalls,â€ â€œSurfinâ€™ on a Wave of Juice,â€ and â€œBae Caught Me Vapinâ€™â€ â€” each song is anchored by infectious melodies, a technicolor palette of sound, and pure pop bliss.