SONIC BLUME

 Photo by James Waltsak

Sonic Blume is an indie, dream pop/shoegaze band from Asbury Park, NJ.  Their sound can best be described as “dreamy” with jangly, upbeat guitar melodies.  Sonic Blume is comprised of Max Connery, 17, on Guitar/Synth/Vocals; Danny Murray, 18, on Drums; Andrew Phelan, 17, on Bass Guitar; and Chase Landgrebe, 17, on Guitar. The band was formed in December 2015 when the friends discovered a mutual interest in indie music, specifically Tame Impala and MGMT, and similar older influences like The Smiths, Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine.  Since then, Sonic Blume has performed at major local venues including The Starland Ballroom (opening for Netflix's "Stranger Things" star Gaten Matarazzo's band Work in Progress to a sold out crowd of 2000+); The Stone Pony (opening for The Revivalists/White Denim and performing for The Light of Day Foundation); The Brighton Bar; and House of Independents.  In November 2017, Sonic Blume released their self-entitled debut EP, to rave reviews by NJ Racket, Jersey Indie and 2G1Reviews, which is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and more. Most recently, Sonic Blume received their biggest honor yet.  In addition to opening up for the Asbury Park Music Awards Show on April 12th, 2018 at The Stone Pony, they were awarded the Asbury Music Award for Top Young Band (Under 21)!  They were also nominated in 2 other non-age restricted categories for Song of the Year ("First Nite") and Best Local Album Release.  Their debut EP continues to get college radio station air time and has been featured on WRSU 88.7FM Rutgers University; WLFR 91.7FM Stockton University; WBJB 90.5FM Brookdale College; WMCX 88.9FM Monmouth University; and WTSR 91.3FM The College of NJ. The band just recorded their second EP "Beach Karma" at Lakehouse Recording Studios in Asbury Park, NJ with producer Erik Kase Romero (Haunt Club/Front Bottoms).  It was released on July 14, 2018 with a Release Show  at The Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, managed by The Bowery Presents.