Bio

The Blank Tapes is the moniker of Los Angeles & Joshua Tree based multi-instrumentalist, Matt Adams, who has produced over a dozen albums of 1960’s inspired folk-rock-surf-psych-soul-pop on Volcom, Burger Records, Antenna Farm, and others. Their latest ’Super Bloom’ EP features Avid Dancer & Will Halsey (Sugar Candy Mountain) on drums, as well as Jason Cirimele (Guantanamo Baywatch, The Donkeys) on bass and was co-mixed by Nathan Sabatino (Dr. Dog, Jim James). The band has toured throughout the US, UK, Europe, Canada, Brazil, Japan & even Costa Rica. Matt also sometimes plays & records with Sugar Candy Mountain & has produced and/or performed on numerous projects by other artists including The Regrettes, The Pesos & Kath Bloom. Matt is also the artist behind his band’s posters & album covers as well as art for the Grateful Dead, CRB, FolkYeah & more!

“The Blank Tapes cranks out heady, fuzzed-out psychedelic jams that twist, contort, and reach for the stratospheres. Super Bloom is a nonstop series of soaring soundscapes, and yet another triumph for Adams and The Blank Tapes. The energy never wanes from start to finish, and Adams’ ambitious sonic approach delivers at every turn.” -Impose Magazine

“The songs [on Candy] focus on outward and inward paradise, dreaming, driving a Cadillac convertible and, tenderly, lost love.” – Buzzbands.LA

“Paradise, from the new album Candy, causes an excited audience reaction when one young woman casually deciding to take her blouse off to dance along to the the music – an audience reaction never before witnessed by this writer.” – Shindig

“This record naturally has a lot of candy.” – LA RECORD

“Alternating between dreamy and driving, dappled with delirious solos and seductive harmonies. The Blank Tapes radiated Ultraviolet Californian chords” – Backmatter blog

“Evokes Belle and Sebastian, Pavement, and The Black Keys“ in a San Fran coffeehouse (just like the old days).” – ROLLING STONE

“50s and 60s pop classics with ramshackle warmth.” – SPIN

“Yoke a garage-pop sensibility to ferocious rock riffs.” – THE NEW YORKER

“Perfectly classic sound.” – SF BAY GUARDIAN

“Awesome every time.” – LA WEEKLY

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‘Paradise’ Music Video

‘Look Into The Light’ LP OUT NOW

The Blank Tapes - Look Into The Light

Recent Releases

The Blank Tapes - Super Bloom EP
The Blank Tapes - Candy

Upcoming Shows

  • 10/26/19 Austin, TX - The Far Out Lounge
  • 11/23/19 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Bar
  • 11/29/19 Bremen, DE - Gastfeld
  • 11/30/19 Stuttgart, DE - Merlin
  • 12/01/19 Schaffhausen, CH - Tap Tab

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