In 2014 the Del-Vipers came out of nowhere (technically Austin, TX) with the relentlessly charging Terror of the Del-Vipers, one of my favorite surf records of the 2010s. It's hard to believe it's only been 4 years since we've heard anything new from them, but Cannibal Safari is a welcome return. The opener "Cobra's Fang" is exactly the stuff from Terror, an aggressive first strike with pounding surf beat. "Kapu" is a bit more of a stomper, not quite subdued but dialing the tempo back from a 10 to an 8 or so.
Weird name, good band. Humanga Danga hail from Ghent, but I struggle to find much overt Fifty Foot Combo influence. Instead, their own stated influences of Space Cossacks and Langhorns sound just about right in the lead guitar tone: a good modern surf tone with a solid thunk to it and strong attack. It's helped out a lot but a very eager rhythm guitarist that's always punctuating the melody in interesting ways, sometimes making it hard to believe that there's just two guitars.
Watang! - Wok don't run (Miss Wong)
stereophonic space sound unlimited - Shark surfin' girl (Play lost tv themes)
The Huaraches - Three Up, Three Down (Curl up with the Huaraches)
The Bomboras - Beyond the Sound of Time (Head Shrinkin' Fun)
Huevos Rancheros - Dust Devil (muerte del toro)
The Green Reflectors - Space Cadet (Tune Up)
The Ventures - The Swinging Creeper (45)
The Torques - Sticky (45)
bob summers - one-stop (45)
the buena vistas - t.n.t. (45)
Tony and the Initials - Taboo (45)
The Ventures - Pedal Pusher (45)
After three SurfGuitar 101 Convention appearances I figured I was overdue in participating in the surf event representing my region: the Southern Surf StompFest. StompFest is the annual big event surrounding the smaller monthly Southern Surf Stomp events in Atlanta. It’s a full day of surf & instro groups from everywhere but with a little bit of bias towards groups closer to Atlanta. It’s a free event put on by Chad Shivers of bands like The Squares, Moonbase, The KBK and most importantly The Mystery Men?
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