Articles tagged surf rock

19 Aug 2015 // 2:20 AM

La Luz: Weirdo Shrine

Seattle-based group of retro-minded musicians tap Ty Segall to produce their latest set of girl group inspired surf doo-wop garage pop.

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The Wytches - “If Not For Money” (audio) (premiere)

The UK psych trio partner with Scion on their brand new EP.

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Jet Trash - ‘Jet Trash’ (EP stream) (premiere)

This raucous debut is a reminder that there are still young indie rock bands that still remember how to rock.

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Paul Dano and John Cusack Bring Brian Wilson to Life in ‘Love & Mercy’

Brian Wilson's life has all the makings of a modern day epic poem, a promise that Love & Mercy delivers on.

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The 12 Best Brian Wilson Songs

In addition to his recent album, No Pier Pressure, Brian Wilson is about to have a biopic about him released in theaters. The 12 songs below also form a vivid portrait of his life as a pop genius.

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Surfer Blood: 1000 Palms

Surfer Blood's dreamy beach pop returns, more melancholic and sentimental than ever.

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Kenosha Kid - “Zombie Party” (video) (Premiere)

Surf rock meets jazz meets bizarro black and white in the latest music video by the Athens, Georgia experimental outfit Kenosha Kid.

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16 Jun 2013 // 11:04 PM

Beach Day: Trip Trap Attack

Beach Day will not win any awards for being the most original band in the universe with their '60s girl group, surf rock and garage sounds, but the group is competent enough to provide a somewhat winning formula.

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Traditional Fools: Traditional Fools

Predating Ty Segall’s solo career, this reissue plays surf-rock filtered through lo-fi garage arrangements at their most abrasive. It's a worthy listen for any fan of Ty Segall’s work.

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Pepe Deluxé – “Go Supersonic” (video / stream)

Typically, when a band releases a video for their new single, they release a video for their new single. That video is often a series of spiffy, moving images that relate visually and/or thematically to the song that accompanies it, for the purpose of selling said song. Pepe Deluxé is not a typical band.

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Nucular Aminals: Nucular Aminals

While the sound is quirky and a bit inventive, there’s not a whole lot on Nucular Aminals that is really worth revisiting time and time again.

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22 Jun 2011 // 9:57 PM

TV Ghost: Mass Dream

Mass Dream will scare the bejesus out of you with its horrific cacophony of white noise, combining the surf guitar and rockabilly elements of the Cramps with the art-punk stylings of early Pere Ubu.

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13 Apr 2011 // 10:00 PM

Figurines: Figurines

This is not the sound of a band trying to branch out and try something different, per se; Figurines winds up sounding like stuff you’ve heard elsewhere, and done a whole lot better.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

// Sound Affects

""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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