Listening to Blank Tapes' 2013 release of Vacation right now feels truly relevant in the wake of recent warning signs for summer. Matt Adams, the Orange County native behind Blank Tapes, knows how to channel sun-drenched paradise into his songs, every once in a while adding in the fuzz guitar reminiscent of some of his earlier albums like 2010's Home Away From Home. This time around, Vacation spills enough easy- going California pop sounds to make you reach for a Piña Colada. Check out Blank Tapes tonight at The Constellation Room with fellow fuzz/Garage band The Abigails, Blackfeet Braves, and Summer Twins.
Wed., May 29, 8 p.m., 2013