Max Blansjaar Announces Debut Album 'False Comforts'

Max Blansjaar, the 21-year-old DIY prodigy hailing from Amsterdam and based in Oxford, is set to release his debut album 'False Comforts' on June 21st via Beanie Tapes. Teasing the album's eclectic charm is the lead single "Anna Madonna," slated for release on March 8th.

Blansjaar's journey into the music scene began in 2018 at the age of 15, making waves in the Oxford music scene with his playfully sincere lo-fi indie pop tunes and hosting shows in all-ages venues. His early EPs found a home with Beanie Tapes, a label known for nurturing emerging talents.

For 'False Comforts,' Blansjaar ventured to Brooklyn, where he collaborated with acclaimed producer Katie Von Schleicher and Market's Nate Mendelsohn to refine his elaborate demos into a mesmerizing collection of tracks. The album, born from introspection and a quest for solace in an ever-changing world, features ten songs that bridge the artist's roots in Amsterdam and Oxford with the creative energy of Brooklyn.

"'Anna Madonna' serves as a manifesto," says Blansjaar. "It's a reminder to hold onto what we have, even in the face of uncertainty." The track, characterized by its infectious indie pop sound, reflects Blansjaar's introspective lyricism and catchy melodies.

Blansjaar's musical prowess has garnered praise from many publications, drawing comparisons to icons like Beck and Daniel Johnston. His music, unpolished yet undeniably charming, captures the essence of indie pop with refreshing sincerity.

To celebrate the release of "Anna Madonna," Blansjaar will perform at Common Ground in Oxford, UK on March 3rd alongside Tongue, offering fans a taste of what's to come from 'False Comforts.'

'False Comforts' will be available for pre-order on Bandcamp, coinciding with the release of "Anna Madonna." Blansjaar invites listeners to embark on a sonic journey that transcends borders and genres, offering solace in the midst of life's chaos.

Stay tuned for upcoming releases from Audio Antihero, including Magana's "Break Free" Single and bedbug's 'pack your bags the sun is growing' LP.


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