Category: The Blank Tapes

The Blank Tapes Tour w/Mystic Braves!

The Blank Tapes are hitting the road with fellow psychedelic travelers Mystic Braves for a run of shows through May, touching down in NYC, Chicago, Detroit and Philly, plus a whole lot more including the Austin Pysch Fest LEVITATION, where they’ll be appearing with great bands like Spiritualized, the Jesus & Mary Chain, Primal Scream, Tele Novella, and a new fave over at the AF offices, Ryley Walker.

So yeah, Austin will be amazing. But don’t despair if you ain’t there, plenty of other spots to catch The Blank Tapes on this tour!

The Blank Tapes tour with Mystic Braves

5 Fly Catcher – Tucson, AZ
6 TBD Marfa – El Cosmico*
7 Sons of Hermann Hall – Dallas, TX
8 502 Bar – San Antonio, TX
9 Austin Pysch Fest LEVITATION – Austin, TX
12 Black Cat – Washington, DC
13 Johnny Brendas – Philadelphia, PA
14 Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY
15 Great Scott – Allston, MA
16 Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
18 Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
19 Lager House – Detroit, MI
20 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
21 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
22 Knickerbockers – Lincoln, NE
23 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
24 The Local GJ – Grand Junction, CO*
*w/o Mystic Braves

See you there!

The Blank Tapes Announce Tourdates with Howlin Rain!

TBT - Geodesic Dome Piece

TBT - Geodesic Dome Piece

The Blank Tapes have a new LP out, courtesy of our friends over at Royal Oakie records. Geodesic Dome Piece is a collection of older TBT recordings that have been freshly remixed and that revolve around a specific theme. You can guess what it is when you realize that the lead single is a catchy tune called Way Too Stoned.

Featuring 12 tracks of stoned-out rock n’ roll bliss—ranging from jangly guitar balladry to electric sitar psych-outs, neo-pop nuggets, 70’s rock juggernauts, and heavy fuzz freakouts—this is the first full length record from The Blank Tapes since 2013′s breakout release “Vacation“.

Anyhoo, Matt and company have spent a lot of time on the road lately, with a 6 week EU tour that wrapped last month. But it’s been a while since they’ve done a west coast run, and we’re overdue.

The dates below, with like-minded psychedelic warriors Howlin’ Rain ought to rectify that. These shows will be JAMMERZ.

The Blank Tapes tour with Howlin’ Rain

2.25.15 Humbrews, Arcata, CA
2.26.15 Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
2.27.15 Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
2.28.15 The Hindenburg, Vancouver, BC
3.1.15 Shakedown, Bellingham, WA
3.3.15 Neurolux, Boise, ID
3.4.15 Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT
3.5.15 The Bunkhouse, Las Vegas, NV
3.6.15 The Orpheum, Flagstaff, AZ
3.7.15 Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA
3.10.15 Casbah, San Diego, CA
3.11.15 The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
3.12.15 Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA
3.13.15 Leo’s, Oakland, CA
3.14.15 Sweetwater, Mill Valley, CA

The Blank Tapes – Way Too Stoned

The Blank Tapes Way Too Stoned In Europe Tour!

TBT - Way Too Stoned in Europe Tour!

TBT - Way Too Stoned in Europe Tour!

The Blank Tapes together with German psych rockers The Roaring 420s will embark on a six-week tour through Europe in this winter’s most compelling transatlantic psychedelic double feature!

As if this itinerary is not epic enough, both bands will also be releasing a limited edition split cassette tape for the tour on Melotron Recordings out of Greece! Check out below to see where they’re at:

07.11.2014 – DE CHEMNITZ Nikola Tesla
08.11.2014 – DE BERLIN White Trash
09.11.2014 – DE FRANKFURT Neglected Grassland
10.11.2014 – DE MANNHEIM Kulturbrücken Jungbusch
11.11.2014 – DE DORTMUND Rekorder
12.11.2014 – DE KÖLN Sonic Ballroom
13.11.2014 – BE BRÜSSEL DNA
14.11.2014 – FR SAINT QUENTIN Mephisto Pub
15.11.2014 – FR PARIS Le Gibus Café
19.11.2014 – FR TOULOUSE Obohem
20.11.2014 – FR MONTPELLIER Black Sheep
21.11.2014 – FR MARSEILLE Le Lounge
22.11.2014 – CH GENF L’Ecurie
23.11.2014 – FR BESANCON Les Passagers Du Zinc
25.11.2014 – DE KONSTANZ Horstklub
26.11.2014 – CH OLTEN Coq d’Or
27.11.2014 – CH ZÜRICH Gonzo Club
28.11.2014 – CH BASEL Sääli Zum Goldenen Fass
29.11.2014 – IT TORINO Samo
04.12.2014 – GR IOANNINA Beatnik’s Bar
05.12.2014 – GR TRIKALA Kentriki Plateia
06.12.2014 – GR PLATAMONAS Marmita / Music Potions
07.12.2014 – GR ATHENS Six D.O.G.S
09.12.2014 – IT L’AQUILA Irish Café
10.12.2014 – IT ROME Sinister Noise
11.12.2014 – IT PRATO Factory Club (tbc)
12.12.2014 – IT TREVISO Nasty Boys
13.12.2014 – SLO LJUBLJANA Klub Gromka
14.12.2014 – AT WIEN Weberknecht
16.12.2014 – SK BRATISLAVA U Očka
17.12.2014 – CZ PRAG Cross Club
18.12.2014 – DE JENA Café Wagner
19.12.2014 – DE DRESDEN Ostpol

The Blank Tapes’ Holy Roller EP Now On Itunes & Spotify!

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 Release New Video, Vacation LP Now on Burger Cassette!

The Blank Tapes - Vacation

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!


June is NorCal Festival Season for The Blank Tapes

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!


The Blank Tapes Have A New 7″ And It’s Awesome.

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 tour California with SaintSeneca & Vikesh Kapoor

The Blank Tapes tour CA!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.

Details Below!


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!



SXSW Time!

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

The Blank Tapes return to Last Call with Carson Daly!

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.

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