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The Blankz release video for “I’m A Gun!”

Phoenix based indie-punks The Blankz recently released a lyric video for their track “I’m A Gun”. The song is the title track off The Blankz new E.P. If you watch MTV (they still play music?) you can catch the new video for “I’m A Gun!” regularly on the indie playlist. These guys draw from the amazingly pleasant sounds of early punk pioneers like The Ramones and the legendary indie sound of Devo.

Check out the new video below.

The Blankz have been busy over the last year or so. Having formed in 2017 they have been steadily releasing material ever since, with their 7″ White Baby being released earlier this summer.



The Blankz stream new track “(I Just Want To) Slam”

The Blankz are now streaming their brand spankin’ new track “(I Just Want To) Slam” off of Slope Records. The track hit the streets today so make sure to give it a listen below!

These guys have previously released their debut 7″ “White Baby” earlier this summer.

Check it out below!



The Blankz premiere music video for “White Baby”

Photo courtesy of Slope Records.

Slope Records newest band, The Blankz, are letting loose their new video for their tune “White Baby” which is the first single off their debut 7”. The record hits the streets on Friday, July 13, and Slope topman, Thomas Lopez, took on several roles with the new video including director and star. Lopez appears as his band alter ego, Tommy Blank, in the 3:06 tribute to all things related to non-traditional families, new wave, and snotty punk rock.

The video is a good bit of fun and it is going to be airing on MTV’s Indie Playlist starting July 29. “White Baby” explores Lopez’s peculiar upbringing as a white child adopted by a Mexican family. Check out the video below.



Slope Records head honcho announces debut single from his new band The Blankz

Left to right Nikki Blank, Johnny Blank, Tommy Blank, Andy Blank, Jaime Blank.

Slope Records topman Thomas Lopez announced today that his Phoenix-based record label would be releasing his new band’s debut 7-inch single on July, 13 as well as a series of 9 more singles that will be worked into one compilation at the end 2018. “White Baby” is The Blankz premier single with a b-side of “Sissy Glue,” and will be available in CD, vinyl, cassette, and digital download.

The band consists of Lopez, aka Tommy Blank on vocals, Jaime Blank on guitar, Nikki Blank (The Darts) on synthesizer, Andy Blank on bass and Johnny Blank on drums.

“Jaime and I agreed from the start that we want this to be a fun band with snotty lyrics. There are passing mentions of drugs and partying (though I am 13 years sober) and a few non-P..C. lyrics, but The Blankz have no interest in political rants or agendas,” says Tommy Blank (Lopez).

The Meat Puppets own Cris Kirkwood is acting as producer on the first two 7-inch vinyls, and for their first installment, they are touching a personal chord for Lopez. “White Baby” is literally about him and his life being adopted by Mexican parents in 1969. The tune is delivered with a contagious synth-based punk rhythm with plenty of elements of New Wave mixed in proudly harkening back to the group’s influences like The Ramones, Devo, and The Spits.

 



U.S. Bombs announce Clash tribute 7″, stream “Straight To Hell” cover

California punk veterans U.S. Bombs will be released a new Clash tribute 7″ on December 29th through Slope Records. It features covers of “Death Or Glory” and “Straight To Hell”. You can give the latter a listen below.

In addition to putting out a new release, the band will be touring the US this winter.



Scorpion Vs. Tarantula Release Video For “Female Agitator”

Photo by Jeff Schaer-Moses Photography
L. Hotshot of Scorpion Vs. Tarantula performing at Tempe’s Yucca Tap Room

Phoenix’s Scorpion Vs. Tarantula just dropped an incendiary new video for the Trump era called “Female Agitator” off their upcoming fifth L.P. When All The Girls Are Gone due for release in 2018.

The song is about a woman wild-card and it’s the sort of tune we need right now as many of our heroes musical and otherwise are falling to sexual assault allegations. Instead of decrying the men for their wicked ways Scorpion Vs. Tarantula and their out-of-control frontwoman L. Hotshot are putting the spotlight on the strong women who aren’t going to take it. “How do you spell revolutionary? ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME!”