Nashville, TN act Blank Range release their debut album Marooned With The Treasure following three years of heavy touring behind their first two EPs Phase II and Vista Bent. The four piece band comprised of Grant Gustafson (guitar & vocals), Jonathon Childers (guitar & vocals), Matt Novotny (drums & vocals) and Taylor Zachry (bass & vocals) traveled to Durham, NC to record the album with producer Brad Cook (Hiss Golden Messenger) at Overdub Lane.
Much of the inspiration for Marooned With The Treasure is the recent sobriety of singer Jonathon Childers, who was thirteen months sober at the time of the recording. He recounts, "When you're consuming zealous amounts of a depressant everyday it's easy to lose the light. I was bummed on everything, probably myself the most, and the party had been over for a long time."
The themes of addiction and confusion pop up in "Opening Band," as Childers acknowledges his past with the lyrics: "Well I took on earthly pleasures / Til they stayed and staked their claim / And I've got a couple demons / That know me by my first name." "We're very focused on bringing out the drama in the music, finding the ups and downs and really sculpting them," adds Zachry.