I’ve heard a lot of great surf records behind terrible album art, but some good art can not only draw you in but shape your listening experience. And in a style of music that is so attached to kitschy paraphernalia, it’s interesting to see how bands can either harness or subvert those associations to stand out and even shape instro culture.
Welcome to the fourth annual Gremmy Awards, Storm Surge of Reverb’s official designations of the best instro records of the year.
LOS FRENETICOS - frenetiqueando (el playa)
simon jones - Surfers Guitar (instrumentals vol. 1)
satan's pilgrims - Scorpio 6 (creature feature)
The Kahuna Kings - First Wave (Who wants to party with the Kahuna Kings)
Johnny & the Waves - Tidal Wave (Johnny & the waves vol 1)
The state of the surf union is strong. As 2017 comes to a close, here's as much of the surf music released this year that I could find.
A few things about it.
the barbwires - sockitome (...sounds like trouble)
Atomic 7 - Wreck of the Dick Family Weiner Boat (En Hillbilly Caliente)
The Kahuna Kings - Rip Head (Who wants to party with the Kahuna Kings)
the isotopes - Bag Pipeline (Play Surf Music)
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