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".
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 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.
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 "Chase the Devil". So now I'm suspicious that the other tracks on here are obscure covers that I haven't figured out yet.
Here's a short release from the Spanish modern surf foursome Surflamingo. Everything I try to write about this is avoiding what I really want to say: there's a surf cover of "Green Hill Zone" from Sonic the Hedgehog.
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