It's been a slow week for surf releases, but Sao Paolo's Os Brutus have given us a three-song EP to help us out. For those of you that don't speak Portugese (including me), Google Translate says the album title means "Dirty City Clumsy". Eh, I don't know. Love the take on the Dead Kennedy's album cover. Great heavy sound on "Nabila", looking forward to hearing more from them.
space cossacks - beyond the third star (tsar wars)
the avengers vi - time bomb (real cool hits)
the insect surfers - ocean maid (death valley coastline)
the exotics - jetsetter (go go guitars)
the prisoners - f.o.p. (the last fourfathers)
footstep surf music band - violentures (mercosurf)
the sentinals - tor-chula (sunset beach)
the runabouts - surfer's fright (surf-age nuggets)
the vikings - plastic coat (shake um up rock)
the starliners - static (reed)
the blazers - beaver patrol (it came from the beach)
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.
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