The debut album of Los Surfistas Muertos wastes no time getting to business, launching into mean, buzzy guitars within five seconds -- delayed only by a “muahahaha”. This opener is just a surface-scratch of what’s inside, though, with even their other loud songs outclassing that level of noise.
Los Plantronics - zapatista surfista (Surfing Times)
Capitão Parafina & Os Haoles - Fugindo desesperadamente do helicóptero malvado na densa selva sombria e úmida e com muitos perigos (Brazilian Tsunami)
Durango14 - Tu Madre Se Comió a Mi Perro (Vol. 3)
Diabolico Coupe - Hot Rod Coupe (Little Carmine)
ramblin' ambassadors - Besa Mi Bottom Turn (Vista Cruiser County Squire)
The Snow Men - Ski Storm (45)
The Space Walkers - Space Walk (Strummin Mental Vol. 2)
The Pharos - Pintor (Cowabunga! The Surf Box)
Surf Teens - Moonshine (Surf Mania)
Par Avion - Surf Boots (Surfzilla!)
The Bambi Molesters - Bubble Bath (sonic bullets 13 from the hip)
Laika and the Cosmonauts - Note Crisis (Instruments of Terror)
WJLP - Helsinki (Petomaniac)
The Reigning Monarchs - King's Beat (amplifi.fm)
Duane Eddy - Renegade (45)
link wray and the Wray men - Studio Blues (self-titled)
The (Fabulous) Wailers - Frenzy (Tall Cool one)
Breakers - Jet Stream (Stummin Mental Part Two)
The Chantays - Blunderbus (Pipeline)
The Vibrasonics - Drag Race (Surf Guitars Rumble)
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.
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