The Blank Tapes Christmas

Pearl Charles & Matt Adams
(Photo Ginger Fierstein)

By Claudia Price

What very great year 2013 has been for California based good-time groove makers The Blank Tapes.

Their release Vacation supplied this world of ours with the perfect tones to make it through the summer time heat with enough coolness to carry us into the winter and beyond and will certainly make it onto my year-end Top 10 Albums list!

We didn’t get to see the band of good vibrations on their US national tour and that makes living in Germany a bit colder right now. But the clip from their appearance on Last Call With Carson Daly warmed things up a bit and my hopes of a European tour stay on ‘it’s gonna happen’ mode. 

It is now the holiday season and I wanted to ask Matt Adams and Pearl Charles a few fun holiday questions to go with their new Christmastime track “No Gifts This Xmas” (Which had it’s premier over at Paste Magazine). And I did.

(FYI: Never a good idea to sleep with the reindeer, they are somewhat mean…)

What´s the first childhood memory that comes to mind when you think about the holidays and Christmas?

Matt: As a kid my German grandpa would sing “O Tannenbaum”.  Later on as a teen, I’d listen to the Beatles around the holidays and still do!
Pearl: My grandma hand knit stockings for us.
If you could fulfill one wish for somebody else who would it be?

Matt: Hmmmm..  Pearl.
Pearl: Myself
Best Christmas cookie you ever had?

Matt: That’s a tough one. Hard to remember all the cookies I’ve eaten over the years, but I’d have to say my mom’s ginger cookies.
Pearl: Pillsbury ready to bake Christmas cookies.
How are you gonna spend Christmas and New Year´s? 

Matt & Pearl: We’ll be in the desert!

For More The Blank Tapes: Website. / Facebook. / SoundCloud. / Interview. / Pearl Charles & The Pipes Canyon Band.

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