Wednesday, July 18, 2012
LISTEN: The Blank Tapes - "I'm Back"
By Quinn S.
MP3: The Blank Tapes - "I'm Back"
Sometimes you have to break it all up to find the hidden harmony in the cacophonous whole. Taking some '60s-era garage rock jangle and harmonious pop charm, The Blank Tapes sounds like time-traveling troubadours. And while this sounds like familiar territory, it doesn't sound dated or forced. SIKE! It's from the 1960s, of course it sounds authentic. SIKE! It's from 2012. SIKE! Which one is the truth and which one is the lie?
The Blank Tapes is the project of one Los Angeles/San Francisco-based multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Matt Adams. "I'm Back" is from The Blank Tapes' new 7" of the same name, out now on 20 Sided Records.
Upcoming Tour Dates
07.20.12 - San Francisco, CA @ Amnesia
07.21.12 - Chico, CA @ 1078 Gallery
07.31.12 - Albuquerque, NM @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
08.01.12 - Amarillo, TX @ Leftwoods
08.02.12 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
08.03.12 - Clarksdale, MS @ Rust
08.06.12 - Memphis, TN @ P & H Cafe
08.07.12 - Birmingham, AL @ TBA
08.08.12 - Atlanta, GA @ TBA
08.09.12 - Jasksonville, FL @ Underbelly
08.10.12 - Ocean Springs, MS @ Government Street Grocery
08.11.12 - New Orleans, LA @ TBA
08.12.12 - New Orleans, LA @ TBA
08.13.12 - Shreveport, LA @ The Boot
08.14.12 - Austin, TX @ TBA
08.15.12 - Austin, TX @ TBA
08.16.12 - Austin, TX @ TBA
08.17.12 - Santa Fe NM @ Cowgirl BBQ
08.18.12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Long Wong's
08.29.12 - Tucson, AZ @ La Cocina
08.30.12 - Prescott, AZ @ Raven Cafe
08.31.12 - Palm Springs, CA @ Ace Hotel
09.01.12 - Pioneertown, CA @ Boulder House
The Blank Tapes