Of course, this drought is basically over as of today. There's records by Los Atarrayas, The Jagaloons, Zak & the Krakens, The Dreadtones, Magnatech, singles by Black Flamingos, Surfrajettes and more that popped up today but I haven't gotten a chance to listen to them yet. And inevitably there's going to be a bunch of groups releasing records leading up to Halloween. Don't release your records on Halloween, y'all. If you do we probably won't get to hear them until November 1st.
Z & The Tiki Twisters - S/T
The Bradipos IV - Endless Bummer
I've had this for a while, have wanted to a big fancy review for it, but have struggled to say something poignant enough. The fact that their opening track and lead single is called "Endless Bummer" actually sets you up pretty well; this record is full of *mood*, hanging out in minor keys and sparing energetic and sunny moments for when you deserve it. However, I wouldn't say that's morose, slow, or least of all boring. It's a measured meditation on surf and melody, full of heart and feeling in a thoughtful but easy-to-approach manner. It's a statement when a band self-titles a record 25 years into their career, and I think it's one that fans of this revered surf band will appreciate.
Humanga Danga -Watusi Peak EP
Man... or Astro-man? - Distant Pulsar 7"
I don't normally put pre-release stuff in here (doesn't officially release until December!), but you gotta jump on it fast for the MOAM stuff. I haven't gotten to hear this yet but I know there are already copies floating around the southeast.
While September on the whole was pretty slow, Otitis Media went kinda nuts with releases this past month. The following are new releases on that label -- and each of these have vinyl releases through Otitis' website. There are some that I haven't mentioned too.
Arno de Cea & the Clockwork Wizards - Everything Under the Sun is for Everyone 7"
Genki Genki Panic - This Is... Dungeon Surf!!!
Retrofoguetes - The New Hypnotic Wave of Retrofoguetes EP
I had just bought a digital copy of their 2009 LP two weeks ago! A great group from Brazil that can pull off heavy and weird in equal measure. Great to see them back on the map.
That's it for now