Tuesday 1 October 2019

LISTEN: Max Blansjaar - 'The Shame That I Wear'

Continuing on the Oxford theme from my Sofar Sounds post yesterday, I'm loving this track from local musician Max Blansjaar - so much so that it's got the top spot on the CMAT playlist this week. Originally from Amsterdam, the 16 year old released his debut EP Spit It Out last October, via local indie label Beanie Tapes, with the limited run of 50 cassettes selling out in a day.

New track The Shame That I Wear is a bit of an indie lo-fi dream with some very very nice guitar riffs, and all the other technical stuff. It's the first single from upcoming EP Fantasy Living, due on 12th October as an official International Cassette Store Day release. Talking about the EP, Max explains that "while 'Spit It Out' was recorded over the course of four months, 'Fantasy Living' took me just a week to create; I spent entire days in Beanie Tapes Studios recording and producing everything myself. My aim was to fuse pop music - which gets an unfairly bad rep these days - with more trashy, lo-fi sounds, taking artists like Darwin Deez and Tune-Yards for inspiration." 

Pre-order the new EP on cassette here.

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