Brazil truly seems like its own little world, a nation known for its cultural output, yet it always feels like it's not exactly put out there as much as the rest of the world peeks in. For Brazilian surf music, they have a champion advocating on their behalf: Reverb Brasil, headed by Leopoldo "Mocotó" Furtado. Reverb Brasil is to some extent a label, but mostly a platform to spread the word about Brazilian surf music. Reverb Tsunami is their most strident statement yet.
I think cartridge-based video games and surf music have a lot in common, having to impart feeling without the aid of vocals and having to do so with a very limited set of sounds available. Going even further than that, surf often tries to evoke a sense of danger and adventure, which is very familiar territory for video games. The themes that stand out in video games stand out because they're great: you're usually going to hear them on a loop, often for hours, so if you still like them after you've completed the game then that's a feat.
jackie and the cedrics - Battle of Black Sand Beach (7")
The Wave Chargers - Tidal Jet (The Wave Chargers Strike Again)
The Beach Combers - Já Te Falei (Beach Attack)
The Sidemen - The Persuaders (Go Too Far!)
The Huntington Cads - Super Kay (introduce the new sound)
The Tormentos - Apa Maui (Ejecutan el Macabro Plan)
The Saints - Wipeout (vampires, cowboys, spacemen & spooks)
The Eagles - March of the Eagles (Ku-Pow! British Instrumentals)
The Centuries - Anniversary Hop (Like Weird!)
4 of us - Batman (freefalling) (Surf Age Nuggets)
This short debut EP from Llobarros gets a lot done.
JJ and Trash Dogs are the newest New Orleans surf band, I believe with only 4 shows so far, two of which I attended and somehow missed the band. Arg.
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