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Los Javelin - Cocktail Caracas

If you're thinking "wasn't there a Los Javelin record on Green Cookie just last year" you're right, but also WAY wrong. "Surfabilly & Roll" was first released in 2005, then rereleased last year still sounding great. That makes this their first LP in 12 years! And it doesn't disappoint.

You see three people listed as the members of Los Javelin, but that doesn't explain the brass section, bongos, keyboards, extra guitars.... you get the point. This is a production, definitely not your teenage garage surf trio, reminding me of The Barbwires with the Blue Ocean Orchestra...Read more

From: 06/02/2017 - 11:29


The second release from Viernes de Hongos brings in 6 songs full of mood and mystery. Their 2014 release was a bit more menacing, with a lot more fuzz, but this one has a bit more variety. "Agente Naranja" and "Numeros Rojos" are the boldest, but don't sleep on the creepy "Beso del Payaso". They've also got a cool cover of Rocket Man in "Popurusso". It's rare that you'll catch me saying this, but the one vocal track "Hippie Marihuano" is fun too, with silly sound effects and a lighthearted style that reminds me of Black Lips....Read more

From: 06/02/2017 - 11:01


grand kahuna - surf beat (grand kahuna)
The kanaloas - The Bronze Bull (Surf a go go)
Satan's Pilgrims - Short Sand Surf (Siniestro)
13th magic skull - lazuli (Sungazing in Rapa Nui)
Dick Dale & his Del-tones - Take it off (Surfers Choice)

The Fabulous wailers - Shivers (At hte Castle)
Wes Dakus - Dog Food (Frolic Diner)
Bill Lewis - High Dive (Pool Party)
American Four - Soul Food (Lost Treasures)

Surflamingo - Green Hill Zone (Entrepeñas Bay Terror)
Frankie & the Pool Boys - Skinny Dippin' (The Adventures of Cap'n Coconuts)
the bambi...Read more

From: 05/29/2017 - 18:13
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The Wiesstronauts - Flat Bottom Cold Greaser

The Weisstronauts are a long-running instro band that have been consistently cranking out well played weekend-ready jams. They have a bit of a kitchen sink sound, with capital S Surf never really taking a center stage appearance, and most songs sounding different from the one that preceeded it. But if you gotta, I hear some Shadowy Men, Chet Atkins and some direct Vic Flick. The most full-out rocker is the third track "Teenage Wedding" but this album really isn't to be taken as pump up music -- more like a barbecue.

Digital and CD release on bandcamp.

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From: 05/27/2017 - 09:35


Retrocaine - Back to the 90's EP

When I played the song "Out of Surf" on the radio show, a caller excitedly told me it was a cover of Max Romeo's reggae classic . So now I'm suspicious that the other tracks on here are obscure covers that I haven't figured out yet.

Cover or not, they're all enjoyable, with a wild, lively energy. "Surf Virus" features a sax taking lead while the guitar freaks out underneath -- a nice controlled chaos. The aforementioned Max Romeo cover...Read more

From: 05/24/2017 - 07:13


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