Personally, I choose robot. I love robots. Urban Surf Kings have been churning out releases like clockwork for over 15 years now, including side projects from Rev. Hank, but I believe this one has been in the works for a good while (their recording diary starts January 1st 2013). The format here is a little different: 4-song 7" vinyl that includes a download code for those 4 songs plus another 4. So 8 songs total, but only 4 on digital media.
los wet guitars - el barco (majestic)
the tandems - the rising surf (lost legends of surf guitar)
the trashmen - tube city (surfin' bird)
El Toro! - KFM (creatures)
paul revere & the raiders - orbit (45)
dick wolfe and the wolverines - sigma 7 (45)
the tramps - maharadja (surfin' on wave nine)
jim waller and the deltas - work song (surfin' wild)
the soul surfers - home from camp (45)
sex on the beach - 1 oz peach schanps (do you wanna some sex on the beach)
the sidemen - gibraleon (go too far!)
Dirty Fuse's previous album Surfbetika was definitely worth a listen: it seamlessly gave a surf twang to Greek rebetika songs. They're back to business hittin the surf with Last Wave, though they're still clearly up for a challenge. In this quick listen as I'm posting this I'm hearing LOTS of interesting saxophone, a mix of fuzz, glassy euro-styled guitar, some good ol' deep twangin'.. and that's just a start.
Perhaps I'm missing their long and storied history, but I have a feeling that the "Best Of" here is by default, and that they're playing a joke like the Crazy Aces' Greatest Hits Volume 2 (their first album).
Thee Imperial Royales have only released one Halloween EP, and they're back again with two Halloween songs. I can dig it. Their bandcamp page says "This is the latest communique from those inside The Black Lodge. It will start with one song, when we say it starts. When you've forgotten, another song may be added. Then another. Soon the story emerges"" Not sure if that means they'll be tacking a few songs onto this? As far as I know this is digital-only so it's a possibility. Give it a listen.
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