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El Supernaut - Gorilla Fighter

Man, what is it about Finland? El Supernaut have released their 3rd LP and have more than earned some recognition in the instro scene. Gorilla Fighter is a bright, punchy record full of ideas. Their last LP Plays Half Dead was great, but it was literally half (excellent) Dead Kennedys covers. Playing mostly original material now, they sneak in hints of Booker T and the MGs on "Fool For Your Loving", a ska beat on "Die Mauer Brechen", a bit more of a straightforward 90's punk sound on "We Go Moon", while still going big and mean on tracks like "Gorilla Fighter". While...Read more

From: 03/17/2017 - 09:20

The Chemist and the Avevities - Sounds from Chemistry Town #4

This is the 4th release from The Chemist and even if you missed everything up to this point, the label should give you a good idea of what you're getting: loud, fast, power surf. Not just a trashy take on the 60's sound but instrumentals with oomph and size, definitely of the Man or Astro-man family. "Farm Nightmare" and "Kallocaine" change things up with the drumming and "escape from cerclon" has some theremin freakout. If you're like me, you need to have a regular intake of this sort of stuff, and this certainly does the trick.

I've had a hard time actually buying previous Chemist...Read more

From: 03/16/2017 - 07:29

Engine noises were just too irresistable to listeners' ears -- nature be damned! $200 vs $150 Thanks to everybody that participated today, any donations to WTUL/Storm Surge of Reverb are still appreciated and can be made at .

Here's what I played. Black means NITRO song, Green means NATURE.

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From: 03/13/2017 - 18:14
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Years ago I had listeners vote with their dollars: Good vs. Evil. Evil won. The next year Evil went up against Science, Science Won. Then in 2016 Nature conquered Science.

This year we pit Nature vs Nitro, H20 vs CO2, or (to be more accurate about what you'll be hearing) COOL, BREEZY SURF MUSIC VS LOUD, MEAN HOT ROD MUSIC.

Today's playlist will change based on YOU. When you make a pledge, make a mention of whether your pledge goes to NATURE or NITRO. I'll play one song based on your donation, and the following songs will be set by which side has raised the most money....Read more

From: 03/13/2017 - 14:02

Surf Out! - The Album

At 19 songs and just short of an hour, there's a lot to digest here. Surf Out! is a duo with some help from friends playing garagey trad surf. At times that duo-ness sounds Flat Duo Jetsy, like on "Tango Whiskey" but they'll also do these slower numbers like "Sunsets and Surfboards". I think "Mariposa" strikes a nice balance between moments of elegance and a damn-it-all grab to make some noise. "Don't Freak Out" almost has a Dinosaur Jr grungey sound to it, and "Big Surf in Winnetka" takes some surprisingly odd turns towards the end. With just two members, the personalities of each...Read more

From: 03/09/2017 - 08:06


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