BEER/Tommy Valentine release BEER plus Tommy Valentine: 5 Love Songs

BEER/Tommy Valentine release BEER plus Tommy Valentine: 5 Love Songs

So as instro fans we're only really interested in the first 6 tracks of this by BEER, all of whose songs are dedicated to different beers. This belongs a bit in the avant-garde/jazz-surf category that's been slowly picking up steam lately, with plenty of saxophone and some dissonant tones amidst more freeform song structure than we get from most surf. It's pretty overtly rooted in surf though, even riffing on "Surf Rider" in their song "Bohemia". This style isn't for everybody, but I think it's a pretty fun take.

Tommy Valentine (alter-ego of the BEER saxophonist) is a pretty funny listen, reminding me of Ween or Beastie Boys tracks like "Boomin' Granny". 

They've also got a lil' companion release to go with it that includes a cover of Comanche. Get 'em both on bandcamp for however much you feel appropriate.

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