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Two big ol' brand new ones here: the new Man or Astro-Man.... live album and the brand new Los Straitjackets.... Nick Lowe cover album.

There's also brand new AND ORIGINAL material from The Deep, The Isotopes and the Telestons as well as semi-new stuff from The Mentawis, Beach Craft Bonanza, Los Daytonas, Viernes de Hongos, WJLP, The Apaches and The Pulltones. Probably some others too, but that's a long enough list!Read more

From: 05/08/2017 - 14:11


The Deep - The Deep

The Deep are a trio from Germany that, despite the simplistic surf-ish cover, have a lot of big ideas. This is not your 60's surf by a longshot, taking more cues from moodier groups like Bambi Molesters or maybe the Mermen and focusing a bit more on sound than an infectious beat. The result is cinematic, somewhat psychedelic, and a surf record that engages your frontal lobe a bit more than your lizard brain. If you're a fan of the Aussie band The Break then this might work well for you. "Hang 5" is probably the most clearly surf-influenced but "Fight" and "The Time That Land Forgot" with...Read more

From: 05/04/2017 - 07:57


The Isotopes - Play Surf Music

Regretfully it wasn't until the end of the year that I actually sunk my teeth into The Isotopes' 2016 release Overstay Their Welcome. Looks like they're already back with a new one, and this time I'm paying attention.

The name of this record suggests a bit more of a trad surf bent than their style-hopping previous album, and that does seem to be happening by perhaps a smidge, but there's still a lot of very fresh non-60's ideas going on with different moods, instruments, and playing styles. "(Grappling With the) Pickle Matrix" for instance, with its...Read more

From: 05/19/2017 - 07:40


Man, I had so much I wanted to play but couldn't squeeze in! That's a good thing though! The real nice surprise was when our music director handed me a copy of the new Los Straitjackets, so got to play one track off of that!

Anyway, here's what I played:

the royal fingers - blue jean no 1 (wild eleki deluxe)
hypnotide - and then the sharks came (landlocked)
Langhorns - teera del fuego (langhorns)
The Surfside Four - harem scarem surfem (Ballad of the Tiki)

The Orchids - Good Time Stomp (Twistin' at the Roundtable)
the lepricons - surf jam (Battle of the...Read more

From: 05/01/2017 - 18:13
Tags: playlist


Feelin groovy y'all. Got a number of hipshakers ready to go, a few fun new oldies, and a sizeable chunk of brand new stuff from The Apaches, Viernes de Hongos and WJLP. Plus still-new-enough stuff from Doyley and the Twanglords, The Pulltones, King Beez, the Akulas and The Cavaleros. Tune in!Read more

From: 05/01/2017 - 14:11


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