The nice thing about being part of a small genre is that reunions are often as low-stakes as starting the band in the first place. It's not like they had to run the numbers to see if a big tour would be financially worth the effort. From I gather from the liner notes, they went on hiatus to devote more time to families and life stuff, played a few shows over the years on special occasions, and then started jamming during the pandemic and thought "this is nice".
Previously as part of the Gremmy Awards I released a big list of every surf release that I had come across in the past year. This year I decided to keep it as a rolling, consistently updated list. It's less fun at the end of the year, but it's more helpful this way.
A few things to note:
It's fundraising time! The first week had people donate their money in the name of one of three categories, and the category that won the most would dominate the playlist. Those categories were Artificial Intelligence (beepy, boopy, computery surf), Central Intelligence (Spy), and Unintelligent (songs about stupidity).
The donation system wasn't very well equipped for this thing and a lot of donations went uncategorized, but UNINTELLIGENCE won out despite each category getting a pretty good amount of time. Still want to donate? YOU CAN! Want to hear the show again? YOU CAN!
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