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Gremmy Awards 2015: Best Trad Surf Record

Gremmy Awards 2015: Best Trad Surf Record

What constitutes trad surf? After all, a lot of the bands on here won't often be mistaken for 60's recordings, there's definitely kind of a modern trad sound.  Without getting too deep into it, these bands love that surf sound. Some bands would rather be called instro, not something as limiting as surf. Not a problem for these guys. I think of it this way: You, trad surf artist, walk up to the lunch lady wearing your baby blue suit:

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13th Magic Skull release Brave Coast Wild Recordings

13th Magic Skull - Brave Coast Wild Recordings

13th Magic Skull's last record "Sungazing in Rapa Nui" was a huge surprise hit last year. I gave it an  and definitely gave it a lot of thought for the big prize. They've just got so much punch that I'm always surprised when I give it another listen and hear a pretty pure surf sound.

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Gremmy Awards 2014: Best "Trad" Surf Album

The end of 2014 means we're about 50 years after when the surf craze fizzled out. Yet here we are, pumping out more surf music with no signs of slowing down. We've gone in all sorts of different directions since then, but some bands stay true to the cause and play by the rules. This sections is for those groups that are keeping the torch lit.

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