The Echo Presents
Monday Night Residency - The Blank Tapes
Psychic Jiu-jitsu, Dream Phases, Trans Van Santos, DJ Reverberation Radio
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026
This event is 21 and over
The Blank Tapes
THE BLANK TAPES is the moniker of Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist, Matt Adams, who has produced over a dozen albums of 1960’s inspired folk-rock-surf-psych-soul-pop on Volcom, Burger Records, Antenna Farm, and others. Their new album “Candy” was produced by Eric D Johnson at his home studio in Portland, OR featuring bandmates Will Halsey of "Sugar Candy Mountain" & Veronica Bianqui as well as EDJ. The Blank Tapes have toured America, Canada, Brazil, UK, Europe, & Japan. Matt is also the artist behind his band's posters & album covers.
“Evokes Belle and Sebastian, Pavement, and The Black Keys – in a San Fran coffeehouse (just like the old days).” – ROLLING STONE
“’50s and ’60s pop classics with ramshackle warmth.” – SPIN
“Yoke a garage-pop sensibility to ferocious rock riffs.” – THE NEW YORKER
“Perfectly classic sound.” – SF BAY GUARDIAN
“Awesome every time.” – LA WEEKLY
Dream Phases started as the long ago bedroom recording project of songwriter Brandon Graham. After spending time developing the sound and being influenced by a host of home recording artists, Brandon passed his demos along to a few select friends, including his brother Shane and long time collaborator Kevin Baudouin. From there, Dream Phases was formed. Sharing a love ranging from noise pop to classic soul to dreamy folk, Dream Phases kicked off their live shows with a residency at Harvard & Stone in January 2017.
Shortly after formation, Dream Phases released their debut EP “Maybe Tomorrow,” produced by Graham himself and put out on Lolipop Records. Obscure Sound's Mike Mineo called the album, “swaying, hypnotic melodies of vintage psych-folk and rock with a contemporary pop charm.” The March release also marked their first tour including an official showcase at South by Southwest. July saw the band tour as part of the Mad Alchemy Caravan with a host of Los Angeles and San Francisco bands.
Starting in 2018 Dream Phases began releasing a steady stream of new music, beginning with the 'Easy Love’ 7” on Lunar Ruins, the ‘Clear Skies’ EP on Nomad Eel Records in September and coming up in October will be their first compilation album, ‘Mr. Midnight’ on Geertruida Records. In September the band went on their first European tour, performing in six countries over three weeks. They are currently working on their first full-length record (due for a Spring 2019 release).
“An effortlessly winning piece of gently psychedelic power-pop that sounds like Teenage Fanclub turning into Apples In Stereo. (Teenagers In Stereo?) Anyway, what that means to you is: oohs, ahhs, hooks, riffs and unflagging confidence and charisma.” -Chris Ziegler, LA Record
Trans Van Santos
Mark Matos and his various altar egos traffic in Americalia; a mutant mix of California Country, San Francisco psychedelia, High Desert excursions and Neo-Tropicalia.
DJ Reverberation Radio