Surf is usually a very analog type of music, but Mexico's Los Jinetes Del Terror chose to ignore that. The entire record has an electric buzz (and fuzz) to it. They're not afraid to put their keyboards, drum machine or any digital effects front and center. But make no mistake, the guitars are loud, fuzzy and frantic as hell, and the end result is nicely balanced I think. It might need a bit for surf fans to adjust to, but sometimes those are the best records in the end.
los plantronics - Navajo (shortnin bread 7")
hipbone slim and the knee tremblers - Swagger (hipbone stlim vs sir bald)
13th magic skull - lazuli (sungazing in rapa nui)
the routes - cavalgada (instrumentals)
the chandelles - el gato (wax, board and woodie)
the camelots - charge - 45
the scramblers - around the oval (cycle psychos)
the arrows - tee pee (apache '65)
enchanters 4 - like tuff (strummin mental part three)
the trashmen - tube city (bird call!)
Vacations hail from the ever-musical Athens, Georgia. Nightmare Beach appears to be their debut EP and it's got 4 quick-picked, adrenaline fueled instros on it for you to sink your teeth into.
Most of what I post are announcements about new surf music. They're often mistaken for reviews, and often I may insert a little opinion, but they're only meant to let you know that it exists. But every once in a while I do want you to know how I feel about a record. I don't necessarily think I'm good at it, but here goes anyway, thoughts on three records I've been listening to recently.
els a-phonics - el torcal (els a-phonics & friends)
the vara-tones - reverberator (headin' out)
WJLP - chinchilla con queso (Hard Boiled)
the nomads - I'm Branded (7")
Dick Dale & his del-tones - the wedge (checkered flag)
the devrons - brand x (45)
frankie stein & his ghouls - wrist twist (ghoul music)
the scramblers - the pits (cycle psychos)
the challengers - foot patter (surfing with the challengers)
the sentinals - latin soul (45)
neil hefti - senorita boo bam (hefti in gotham city)
the camelots - the scratch (45)
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