Crushed Out‘s “Skinny Dippin” is surf rock at its most primal. The lyrics — a plea for the “baby” to come skinny-dipping — are the most obvious part of this, but the music does its part too. Low toms thud like frazzled heartbeats, scuzzy guitars moan plaintively, and Frankie Sunswept’s twangy baritone glues everything together. 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.
“Put on ‘Skinny Dippin’ and be transported into a dream world where Lou Reed, Link Wray, and Jerry Lee Lewis drive their hot rod through 1960’s southern California only to find a dark and modern twist on their nostalgia,” says Sunswept.
Crushed Out’s Alien Ocean releases September 30th on the band’s Cool Clear Water Records.