Breaking out of LA’s bustling music scene comes newcomer The Sometimes Island, the moniker of Austin born Matt Blankenship Jr. Fusing electro beats with breezy, layered lyrics, this is a form of dance music meant for the new generation.
Taking his name from a small batch of islands in his hometown of Austin, TX, Blankenship takes inspiration from the symbolism they provide. “Depending on the water level, the islands are either emerging from the surface teeming with life, or submerged and hidden, waiting to be reborn,” he explains.
Matt has been a front man 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, he 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 titled Bad People is set to drop in late July, the sound a catchy brand of beach pop covered 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.
Keep an eye out for several single releases in the lead up to the EPs release, followed by a West Coast tour this summer.
For fans of: Generationals, Spoon, MGMT