Sonic Blume is an indie rock band from Red Bank, NJ, whose sound can best be described as “dreamy” with jangly, upbeat guitar melodies. Sonic Blume is comprised of Max Connery, 16, on Guitar/Synth/Vocals; Danny Murray, 17, on Drums; Andrew Phelan, 16, on Bass Guitar; and Chase Landgrebe, 16, on Guitar. The musicians met in 2014 while performing at the Count Basie Theatre’s prestigious Rockit Academy. 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 and My Bloody Valentine. Since then, Sonic Blume has performed at major local venues including The Stone Pony (opening for The Revivalists/White Denim and performing for The Light of Day Foundation); The Brighton Bar; and most recently, with Remember Jones at The House of Independents.
Sonic Blume first arrived at Lakehouse Recording Studios in May 2017, just one year after meeting Lakehouse founder Jon Leidersdorff at a local “Battle of the Bands.” At the time, Sonic Blume played only covers and finished in second place. However, Leidersdorff approached the boys and told them he was impressed by their musicianship and sound, and that they should come see him when they started writing originals. Inspired, they did just that, and in November 2017, Sonic Blume released their debut, self-entitled EP, which is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and more.