For nearly two years, Kenny Ahern has been pumping out covers of surf songs with the main melody on bagpipes and putting them on Youtube. The joke isn't lost on him, and like all of us endeavoring to do something stupid, he pushes the stupidity as far as he can, creating elaborate backgrounds and wearing outlandish costumes (usually half related to the song and half some form of scottish garb) while he otherwise plainly presents his craft.
From checking out their facebook page, it looks like the Tiki Creeps tend to play with a lot of burlesque groups. Despite that, this isn't exactly a Las Vegas Grind sound, but instead reminds me more of French groups like the Irradiates, Taikonauts, and Demon Vendetta - aggressive wtih a big overdriven guitar sound, and great production. It can get a little creepy too, though I guess that's implied by the name. There are a few slower tracks to round it out too.
It's important for your band to have a memorable name, and I think MILS has that on lock. Another way they're a bit of an oddball: very prominent cowbell. I think it works though, and the rippin' guitars and tight playing certainly help. Definitely worth a listen and I'm looking forward to hearing an LP.
Marshall and the Martins hail from Australia and were very recently known as Slowpoke Rodriguez. In fact, they very recently released an album called The Purple Thing only two months ago under that name. Two albums in less than three months --- clearly not slowpokes. A pretty nice trad surf album. On a quick listen my favorite is "Dammit Ferricks"
the original surfaris - bombora (surf monsters)
aaron & the burrs - oh no, more bats (release the bats)
los blue marinos - wild rider (los blue marinos)
alwaro negro - belva (clean!)
st. john & the cardinals - the rise - 45
rat holic - run! run! (wipe out with)
mac rebennack - storm warning - 45
earl stanley and the stereos - fish eyes - 45
the night hawks - rockin hawk - 45
the avantis - gypsy surfer - 45
the hondells - haulin honda (go little honda)
the urban surf kings - old caliente (bang howdy partner)
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