LA RECORD premiere: New album ‘Candy’ out now!

This article originally appeared in on June 29, 2018

The Blank Tapes have a new album called Candy out today, and it’s got a little Loaded VU on the title track, a little Muswell Kinks, a little Dead-ly laid-back-ness—let “Let Yourself Get Down” wash over you, gently—and even some of that positively narcotic Jesus and Mary Chain charm. (“Feels Like Summer,” for sure—this record naturally has a lot of candy and hardly any psycho.) Closer “Other Places” is like one of those spaced-out Pink Floyd songs designed to just drift away into the night sky, and that’s the best possible way to finish this thing off: not flying, but floating. Candy is available now on three different colored LPs, and you can get it here. The Blank Tapes will be touring Europe at the end of August—full dates for that here—but of course they’ve got local shows, too, with an Ace Hotel Palm Springs set tonight and July gigs at the Hi-Hat and the Wayfarer—full summer 2018 west coast tour info below!”

June 29 – Palm Springs @ Ace Hotel & Swim Club
July 6 – Mariposa @ Yosemite Music Festival
July 7 – San Diego @ The Casbah
July 10 – Las Vegas @ The Bunk House
July 11 – Costa Mesa @ The Wayfarer
July 12 – Los Angeles @ The Hi-Hat
July 13 – Visalia @ The Cellar Door
July 14 – Nevada City @ Stardust Station
July 15 – Santa Cruz @ Catalyst Atrium
July 19 – Joshua Tree @ Pappy & Harriett’s
Aug 3 – San Francisco @ Bar Fluxus

Produced by Eric D. Johnson of Fruit Bats (and formerly The Shins) and featuring Will Halsey of Sugar Candy Mountain & Veronica Bianqui. Available on vinyl/CD/cassette on The Blank Tapes BANDCAMP page. PIAPTK Recordings
Blank Tapes Cali Vegas Tour 2018 web


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