The Sometimes Island
The Sometimes Island is a synth pop band based in Los Angeles, known for its exhilarating, unforgettable live shows. Frontman Matt Blankenship Jr. is joined by drummer Nick Lopiano, guitarist Luke Bishop, and bassist Bryan Mears. The band name comes symbolically from a lake island in Austin where Matt grew up. Depending on the water level, the island is either emerging from the surface, or submerged and hidden, waiting to be reborn.
Buzznet called the Bad People EP "the future of synthpop". Previously a one-man band, the The Sometimes Island's full band configuration debuted at The Globe Theater in March. The next series of releases drops on May 23 beginning with single Phantom Limb.
Frontman Blankenship Jr is a a prolific songwriter and producer who created the entire Bad People EP in his home studio. He's performed with BANKS, YACHT, Fred Falke, Bob Schneider, Alien Ant Farm, and more. Veteran musicians Nick, Luke and Bryan all have extensive touring experience and share a background in punk rock and emo, bringing palpable energy to their performances. Nick and Luke hail from northern Virginia, and Bryan is a California native currently living in Denver.