The Blank Tapes is the solo recording and musical project of the California-based Matt Adams. A native West Coaster, Adams has spent the past ten years or so developing a reputation for writing stoner/psych pop that has been praised by the likes of Rolling Stone and Spin Magazine. He’s also toured with the likes of Allah-las and Jonathan Wilson, which has raised his profile nationally.
Slated for a January 13, 2015 release, Geodesic Dome Piece is Adams’ first full-length release in a couple of years, and the album, which was recorded in San Francisco reportedly is heavily influenced by the Bay Area’s rock ‘n’ roll legacy and getting stoned from almost everyone’s favorite plant – marijuana. The album’s first single “Way Too Stoned” is about being – well, being extremely fucked up and the song evokes it through Adams laconic delivery paired with subtly twangy guitars. But the song also harkens back to the 60s as it sounds as though it could have been written by the Grateful Dead or The Castaways.