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.