New Music Video “Paradise” premiere on BUZZBANDS.LA!

This article originally appeared in on June 19, 2018


BUZZBANDS.LA Video premiere: The Blank Tapes, ‘Paradise’
“This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Blank Tapes, and while the band has been through many lineup configurations, its one constant has been the prolific stoney sunshine of Matt Adams’ breezy lounge psychedelia. This June 29, a new album “Candy” comes out on cool, limited-edition lathe-cut vinyl via PIAPTK Recordings. It appears to be the Blank Tapes’ 23rd official release, counting LPs, EPs and 7-inches, following last year’s “Wobbly Rock” EP, a compendium of tunes called “Collection 2003-2017” and 2016’s “Ojos Rojos.” “Candy” was produced by Eric D. Johnson of Fruit Bats in Portland, Ore. The songs focus on outward and inward paradise, dreaming, driving a Cadillac convertible and, tenderly, lost love.

As for “Paradise,” the album’s lead track, Adams says, “I wrote this song in Silver Lake a few years back. The L.A. scenery set the mood for the lyrics with Will Halsey of Sugar Candy Mountain later recording the drums in Highland Park and Veronica Bianqui recording her vocals in Echo Park.” Joanna Keane Lopez shot the video near Joshua Tree, where Adams resides, and the footage was then handed over for “tripping out the visuals” to Bob Mustachio of Austin, Texas, known to be the projection mastermind associated with Levitation Fest and the Black Angels.”
-Daiana Feuer

CANDY tour dates:
June 28 – Palm Springs @ Ace Hotel w/ Dirdy Birdy & DJ Blank Tapes & DJ Dream Phases
June 29 – Palm Springs @ Ace Hotel w/ Wyld Snapper & DJ Blank Tapes (Official album release date!)
July 6 – Mariposa @ Yosemite Music Festival w/ Mapache, Ian Moore Group & more!
July 7 – San Diego @ The Casbah w/ The Donkeys & The Ditches
July 10 – Las Vegas @ The Bunk House w/ TBA
July 11 – Costa Mesa @ The Wayfarer w/ Matt McCluer & Lanitarians
July 12 – Los Angeles @ The Hi-Hat w/ Space Babies, Litronix, & DJ Dream Phases
July 13 – Visalia @ The Cellar Door w/ Bigfoot & The Moon
July 14 – Nevada City @ Stardust Station w/ Angelica Rockne, The Soft Bombs, & Broken Spoke. 3pm
July 15 – Santa Cruz @ Catalyst Atrium w/ Marmalade Knives & Collograph
July 19 – Joshua Tree @ Pappy & Harriett’s w/ JD Stone and The Dread Rider & more!
Aug 3- San Francisco @ Bar Fluxus w/ Dream Phases, Yound Elders, & Mayya and The Revolutionary Hell Yeah!

 

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