Articles tagged surf rock

*repeat repeat - “Plugged In” (video) (premiere)

Nashville indie rockers *repeat repeat come storming out of the gate with impressive new music after recent signing to Dangerbird Records.

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Los Straitjackets: What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Los Straitjackets

Nashville's premiere surf rockabilly instrumental band covers a bunch of Nick Lowe songs and it works so well you wonder why it wasn't done a lot sooner.

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The Drums - “Blood Under My Belt” (Singles Going Steady)

Imagine a group of sullen kids dressed in black discovering Pet Sounds and you've got the general idea.

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8 Feb 2017 // 9:25 AM

Surfer Blood: Snowdonia

Surfer Blood's first LP since the passing of Thomas Fekete, the group's longtime guitarist, Snowdonia is laden with the same power pop-meets-surf rock that put these melodically-minded Floridians on the map.

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3 Nov 2016 // 2:10 AM

Crushed Out: Alien Ocean

This duo provides a heady, garage-influenced take on surf rock that's heavy on aesthetic pleasures, but sadly light on songwriting heft.

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Racializing Rock: The ‘60s and the White Sounds of ‘Pet Sounds’

Pet Sounds is not a racist text, but its impact was racist because it further encoded rock as a white genre, perpetuating the institutionalized prejudice that relegated African Americans to the margins of rock.

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Crushed Out - “Skinny Dippin” (video) (premiere)

We’re past the point of applications for “song of the summer,” but the burst of energy that is “Skinny Dippin” fills in the end-of-summer lull quite nicely.

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6 Apr 2016 // 9:25 AM

Coastgaard - “A Well Adjusted Man” (video) (premiere)

Indie pop band Coastgaard specializes in atmospheric and cinematic pop music, underpinned with surf guitar sounds from the '60s (The Ventures).

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The Beach Boys: Beach Boys’ Party! Uncovered and Unplugged

The music suggests the Beach Boys are all having fun, despite the pretense of enjoyment. This is meta-amusement.

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15 Oct 2015 // 2:15 AM

Wavves: V

“I’m just stumbling and I’m looking for a purpose”, Nathan Williams muses. Putting out reliable surf-rock is at least one good answer to the search.

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22 Sep 2015 // 2:14 AM

Tijuana Panthers: Posters

Poster's sepia-tinted surf rock glides along with all the grace of a surfer atop a too-calm ocean.

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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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U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

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"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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