The Blank Tapes have released their latest album "Geodesic Dome Piece" on both vinyl and cassette. They should really consider an 8-track version, as the sound of "Way Too Stoned" seems to come straight out of an endlessly looping cartridge dubbed with classic, late '60s psychedelic rock.
Los Angeles band the Blank Tapes confess that they haven't been very good this year, but they make up for it on the delightful honky-tonk pop of "No Gifts This Xmas."
Samuel Fickie opened with a set of introspective tunes full of romantic import. His tone was lovelorn with sparkling bits of darkened humor complete with elements of local St. Louis insight twisted atop.
Easy as a Sunday morning, or Monday as the case may be, "Coast to Coast" finds the Blank Tapes distilling the '60s guitar-pop sound -- a little Dylan, a little Buffalo Spingfield, a little Turtles -- into 3 minutes and 36 seconds of bliss.