The Blank Tapes – Geodesic Dome Piece
by Walter Price
It probably isn’t conceivable that one of California’s more important working singer´songwriters could top himself after a continued prolific release and tour schedule but Matt Adams isn’t your everyday sort. His The Blank Tapes recently released, “the long lost stoner album”, Geodesic Dome Piece (Royal Oakie). A collection where 60’s pop and garage mingle handsomely with 80’s alt rock sensibilities. All the while culminating into one of the band’s most accesible collections since ‘Vacation‘.
Gone are the experimental journeys of recent offerings (mostly) but not Adam’s familiar lyrical odes to the laid back with the added pleasantries if not surprising jingle-jangle guitar work reminiscent of Johnny Marr and killer bass lines (hear “So High”) this set is a Summertime instant classic in the middle of Winter.
Here are a few highlights from an album you need, like now and all.
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