july 29 - Los Angeles, CA - El Cid - Bad People EP Release SHow
July 31 - Folsom, CA - Nicholson's Musicafé
August 1 - Ashland, OR - Oberon's Tavern
August 2 - Seattle, WA - Substation
August 3 - Port Townsend, WA - Boiler Room
August 4 - Portland, OR - Ranger Station
August 5 - Eureka, CA - Little Red Lion
August 6 - Reno, NV - Sparks Lounge
August 7 - Santa Cruz, CA - Bocci's Cellar
August 8 - Pacifica, CA - Winters Tavern
August 9 - San Francisco, CA - Revolution CAfé
August 11 - San Diego, CA - City Pub
Bad People EP - coming July 28th, 2017
Bad People EP - coming July 28, 2017
Danceable indie pop meets psychedelic space reggae
The Sometimes Island is Los Angeles based artist Matt Blankenship Jr. The idea came from memories of his native Austin, Texas. The name symbolically comes from a chain of small islands in a lake there. Depending on the water level, the islands are either emerging from the surface teeming with life, or submerged and hidden, waiting to be reborn.
Matt has been a frontman and band leader in LA for the last 11 years, opening for Alien Ant Farm, Fred Falke, and playing coffee houses with Banks during their college years. A prolific songwriter, Matt has written hundreds of songs in his career. The Sometimes Island is a brand new endeavor, with a foundation that has been built on a solid decade of experience and creative output.
A brand new 7 track EP is right around the corner, and the sound is catchy beach pop with a fog of ethereal, dreamlike vocal layers rolling in. A polymath multi-instrumentalist, Matt wrote, performed and produced the entire album from his home studio.
A series of singles are set for release leading up to the EP’s debut. The Sometimes Island frequently performs as a one man show, and at times brings a backing band. After performing frequently in Los Angeles, the show is going on a west coast tour later this summer.