From 20 year old punks playing garages in Michigan to approaching middle aged and being scattered all over the country, despite a break up in the mid 2000’s, The Blanks are back with a new batch of tunes. Though they say the album is about getting older and embracing your failures, the album is not at all a bummer, instead being a punchy garage rock effort with some slower lo-fi moments. Often reminding us of all the things we loved about ’90s college rock, we get the recklessness of The Replacements, the detailed musicianship of Dinosaur Jr. and the novelty of Pixies with hand clapping and organs to help punctuate the fun. Quirky and jangly in all the right ways, if you weren’t acquainted with The Blanks the first time around, now is the time.

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