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The Perfect Summer Album

By Natasha Mijares posted Aug 31, 2013 at 12:51 PM

The easy breezes of summer blow through The Blank Tapes' "Vacation." 


The romance of summer’s travels, lazy hazy heat, and adventures with friends is beautifully captured in lo-fi folk rock band The Blank Tapes’ newest album entitled Vacation. The band is comprised of Los Angeles & San Francisco based musician & artist, Matt Adams and his band-mates Pearl, DA, & Will. Matt Adams has produced over 10 albums of 1960's psychedelic-surf-pop-folk-rock on an old 8-track cassette tape recorder in various garages, basements, sheds and bedrooms across the California coast. Matt is also the artist behind his band's posters & album covers. They've toured throughout America, Brazil, Europe, & Japan with artists such as Matt Costa and Mystic Braves.

The band’s penchant for travel is shown with their title track “Vacation” and they even dip into some Portuguese for their song “Brasilia” which is a light and airy ode to the beauty of the country and would make anyone want to learn the bossa nova. The album ends with the inevitable end of summer: the end of vacationing, the end of summer romances, and the return to work with their song “Workin.”  Matt Adams bellows “I’ve been workin/ but it ain’t workin at all/ so I’ll work on being me from now on.” This retreat into singularity and a solitary mood gives a perfect segue for what is to come in the fall.  

Check out their video for “Coast to Coast”!

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