Holy Moses, where did the summer go? Feels like we’re still nursing our hangover from Memorial Day weekend, and now Labor Day is upon us. Summer vacation is over, and the kids are headed back to school.
Well the vacation’s not QUITE over!
Dip your toes in one last pass at the good summer times with the Holy Roller EP from The Blank Tapes, now available on iTunes, Spotify, and many other fine online stores.
Previously only available as a bonus download with the Vacation vinyl LP, this set of 7 songs is too fun for us to keep to ourselves.
But of course, don’t take my word for it, stream the full Holy Roller EP in its entirety, courtesy of Spotify, below!
The Blank Tapes – Holy Roller EP
The Blank Tapes - Vacation
We’re heading into the dog days of summer, but we’ve got something even more refreshing than a trip to a community pool full of kids and a little warmer than it seems like it should be.
That’s right! The Blank Tapes have a brand new video for the great track Tamarind Seeds off their Vacation LP. Psychedelic in that kind of late night community cable, “what the hell am I waching?” kind of way, this thing looks like it was ripped off a VHS tape you found cleaning out a stranger’s storage space. Hott.
Like I said, Tamarind Seeds comes off of the Vacation LP, which we put out here at AF just prior to going on a hiatus from new releases last year. But it’s now also available as a cassette from the fine folks at Burger Records. If you are a fan of this classic format, be sure to head over to the Burger Store and pick one up!
Check the video for Tamarind Seeds below!
Is it summer yet? I guess so, cuz June gloom has set in and the fires are everywhere. Luckily the Blank Tapes are rolling up north to blow all that away and usher in some good times.
First, Saturday, June 14th TBT will be at the Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma for the awesome Huichica Festival, joining other great acts like David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Mount Eerie, Vetiver, Magic Trick, EDJ, Michael Hurley, Meg Baird, The Cairo Gang, and local faves Extra Classic. Plus great wine, killer food trucks, and an environmentally sound low impact footprint. Huichica is always a good time and is pretty close to Oakland & SF. For info, check HERE.
Then the following week (June 20-22) and a couple hours north, there is the Hickey Fest at the Peg House just outside of Standish Hickey state park in Leggett, CA. With free-flowing beer, psychedelics, shared camping and the Eel River just walking distance away, this is a fun in the sun bash that you may have problems remembering afterwards. But the band lineup this year cannot be topped. The Allah-Las, Papercuts, Sonny & The Sunsets, Foxtails Brigade, Sandy’s, TBT and a ton more, this is an awesome time waiting to happen. For more info, check HERE.
Wanna get warmed up? Here’s The Blank Tapes doing “Pearl” from their Carson Daly appearance back in February. Suit Up!
TBT - 1000 Leather Tassels
The Blank Tapes are back from their Feb/March tour and they are celebrating with a brand new 7″ courtesy of the fine people over at VOLCOM, a set of folks with impeccable musical tastes.
We should add that the A-side, 1000 Leather Tassels, is a personal favorite jam here at the AF offices, and we are pretty happy to see it get it’s own slab of wax.
The tracks were recorded by Raymond Richards at Red Rockets Glare in Los Angeles and feature Matt Adams, Pearl Charles, DA Humphrey, Franck Fiser, & Raymond Richards.
Stream The Blank Tapes new VOLCOM 7″ Below!
The Blank Tapes are back from their February and March outing that had them cris-crossing the country with Jonathan Wilson and taking SXSW by storm, and they are once again spreading the California love.
Starting this Wednesday in SF, TBT head out on a short string of California dates with SaintSeneca and Vikesh Kapoor. Going to be good.
The Blank Tapes California Tour
with SaintSeneca & Vikesh Kapoor
3/26 – SF @ Rickshaw Stop
3/27 – LA @ The Echo
3/29 – OC @ Constellation Room (Observatory)
3/30 – SD @ The Casbah
4/2 – SB @ Soho
4/3 – SLO @ SLO Brew
Check it out!
Yes, it’s mid-March and that time of the year when music lovers the world over descend upon Austin, TX for a week-long bender of deafening music, pointless schwag, rivers of cheap beer and countless late-night lapses in judgment. Will you be joining us for SXSW?
If so, be sure to catch AF artists Dana Falconberry, The Blank Tapes, and Foxtails Brigade as they serenade you though the din of monacle-wearing, mustache-waxed tastemakers, industry grifters, and slackjaw locals, all looking to attribute oncoming tinnitus to discovering “the next big thing”.
The Blank Tapes at SXSW
Sun. March 9 – Volstead – 11:15pm
Wed. March 12 – Up Collective – 12:45pm
Thurs. March 13 – Volstead (Official Showcase) – 10:15pm
Sat. March 15 – Maison D’Etoile – 4pm
Dana Falconberry at SXSW
Tues. March 11 – Cheer Up Charlie’s – 3:30 pm
Tues. March 11 – Javelina (Official Showcase) – 11 pm
Wed. March 12 – Austin Convention Center – 1:15pm
Wed. March 12 – Austin Beer Garden – 4:15pm
Thurs. March 13 – Uncorked Wine Bar – 1:15pm
Fri. March 14 – Liberty Tavern (Hilton) 6pm
Fri. March 14 – Wonderland – time TBA
Sat. March 15 – Maison D’Etoile – 6:15pm
Foxtails Brigade at SXSW
Wed. March 12 – Frock On Vintage – Time TBA
Sat. March 15 – Creekside at the Hilton – 11pm
Getting psyched to see The Blank Tapes on their upcoming US tour with Jonathan Wilson? Well how about a teaser??
You got it.
TBT are returning to Last Call with Carson Daly this Tuesday night, 1/28 (or early Wednesday morning, 1/29 for you sticklers for details) at 12:35/1:35 am on your local NBC affiliate. I can hear your DVR calling you already!
They’ll be featuring live versions of ‘Pearl‘ and ‘Holy Roller‘ both of which can be found on TBT’s amazing 2013 album, Vacation. Of course this album is available at the AF Store and you can take 25% off any CD or LP there for the rest of January with the promo code ’2014′.
And yeah, in case you missed it a couple of graphs ago, TBT are heading out on the road for a US tour with Jonathan Wilson covering all of February. They’ve even got a brand new T-shirt design (above) they’re bringing along so you can have a souvenir beyond a ringing in yr ears and a smile on your face. Check the tour dates HERE.
Photo by Michele McManmon
It’s a new year, and the Blank Tapes are headed back out on the road for a US tour covering most of February with kindred spirit Jonathan Wilson.
This is going to be a pretty hott pairing, last we at AF saw the JW band, they were shredding a new one at Huichica with Bobby Weir sitting in. So it’s a pretty good fit with TBT, who’ve been pretty much shredding anything in their path the last couple of years. Face Melt.
Keep in mind, TBT’s Vacation is available from the Antenna Farm Store on CD & LP…and EVERYTHING in the AF store is 25% off for all of January with the promo code ’2014′. Because we love you.
Here are the dates. Mark your palm pilot.
Jonathan Wilson & The Blank Tapes US tour
2/01/14 Las Vegas, NV – Gold Spike [no JW]
2/02/14 SLC, UT Urban Lounge [no JW]
2/03/14 Grand Junction, CO Sabrosa [no JW]
2/04/14 Denver, CO Hi Dive [no JW]
2/05/14 Boulder, CO Fox Theater
2/06/14 Kansas City, MO Knucklehead’s [no JW]
2/07/14 St Paul, MN Turf Club
2/08/14 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
2/09/14 Detroit, MI Lo & Behold [no JW]
2/10/14 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
2/11/14 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
2/12/14 New York City, NY Mercury Lounge [no JW]
2/14/14 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
2/15/14 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
2/16/14 Washington, DC 6th & I
2/17/14 Wilmington, NC The Calico Room [no JW]
2/18/14 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
2/19/14 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
2/20/14 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
2/21/14 Asheville, NC Jack of the Wood [no JW]
2/22/14 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
2/24/14 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s [no JW]
2/25/14 Dallas, TX Club Dada
2/26/14 Austin, TX The Parish
Ah, yes, the Holidays are here once again. Egg nog, drunkles, and overcooked, unrecognizable meat dishes. What’s not to love?
The Blank Tapes are celebrating the season the right way, with a string of Holiday parties in LA, SF and Joshua Tree with a set of some great bands…and to sweeten the deal, they’ve released a holiday song!
No Gifts This Xmas is a great cut that perfectly captures our feelings during this holiday season, we’re loving this one over here at the AF headquarters.
So if you are in Cali, make sure to head out to one of these Holidaze with the Blank Tapes shows, details below…and enjoy No Gifts This Xmas!
Holidaze with The Blank Tapes!
Dec. 14 – LA at the Echo w/ Tashaki Miyaki & Levitation Room! Early Show 5-9pm. $8
Dec. 18 – SF at the Chapel w/ The Electric Magpie, Spiral Electric, & Assateague! 7pm. $12
Dec. 21 – Pioneertown at Pappy & Harriet’s w/ Mystic Braves, Evan apRoberts, & DJ Darren Rademaker! The Blank Tapes are playing an acoustic & electric set! 8pm. FREE!
The Blank Tapes – No Gifts This Xmas!