Volcano Kings release Crime-Jazz and Film Noir (Volume 1)

Volcano Kings - Crime-Jazz and Film Noir (Volume 1)

Everything Volcano Kings has released has warped surf in exciting ways and done so in such an expert way that it seems like it must come easy. Despite the title, this is surf guitar before it's crime jazz and noir, but it you can find that pounding forward-moving drive of crime-jazz and some smoky mystery from a noir. But then you've got "Mechanical Beast" like some sort of steampunk wild west soundtrack and some cyberpunk electronic mayhem on "Night Life". They're all over the place, but everywhere they go is great. They're absolutely masterful at their atmospherics, I can't even imagine how much work went into engineering this.

I can only gush so much. I feel like when surf fans recommend Secret Chiefs 3, this is the band they really mean to recommend. At least give it a try. If you like it, go ahead and listen to everything they've done. They haven't failed yet.

Unfortunately I think this is digital only.

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