The Blank Tapes, a band whose California-sunny, lo-fi sound is typically achieved by LA/SF frontman Matt Adams’ 8-track, are embarking on a spring tour with This Frontier Needs Heroes and Levi Strom. The tour will take them from San Diego to Seattle and then back to San Francisco — including appearances at The New Parish in Oakland on April 3rd and The Make-Out Room in San Francisco on April 15th. The West Coast portion will be followed by stops in Japan and Europe, and then back stateside to New York and New England.

The Blank Tapes have been busy working on a new album, Vacation, which is slated for release soon, and a video for the song “A’bergine.” They’re also releasing a new 7-inch, “I’m Back,” with 20 Sided Records.

Here are April’s tour dates:

1 Sanitarium B&B – 1716 Osos St San Luis Obispo, CA. 7pm $5
2 The Crepe Place w/ Ash Reiter – 1134 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz, CA *Levi Strom @ Cafe Du Nord, SF
3 (((folkYEAH!))) presents: New Parish – 579 18th St Oakland, CA $8
4 Fernwood – 47200 Highway 1 Big Sur, CA Free
5 Smiley’s – 41 Wharf Rd Bolinas, CA Free
6 Haven Underground -100 N. Pine St. Suite C Nevada City, CA $8
7 Luigi’s – 213 E St Davis CA Free
10 Ella Street Social Club – 714 SW 20th Place Portland, OR $5
11 The Josephine w/ IJI – 608 NW 65th St Seattle, WA
12 The Gulch – 1319 Dickinson Ave NW Olympia, WA
13 Interzone Cafe – 1563 Northwest Monroe Ave Corvalis, OR
14 Little Red Lion – 1506 5th St Eureka, CA
15 Seaweed Sway presents: Makeout Room w/ “A’bergine Music Video” Debut Directed by David McClymonds – 3225 22nd St SF, CA. 7:30pm $8