Category Archives: Surf Rock

SEE: INVSN’ new Song “This Constant War” from their forthcoming LP, The Beautiful Stories

INVSN hails from the more isolated parts of northern Sweden.These five friends dabble in post-punk/dystopic pop or some brand of alternative rock music. Think of the New Wave punk bands of the eighties mixed with garage from the 21st century and you’ll get a taste of their sound. This month they will release their forthcoming LP. The Beautiful Stories  on  Dine Alone Records, June nine.

Single “This Constant War” by INVSN

Their First single “This Constant War” utilizes a militia of percussion that invokes the feeling of persistence. A prod and a push to keep going especially in times of public and private turmoil – INVSN continues to create music that inspires the mind, body and punk soul.


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Influential all-women Garage band the Pleasure Seekers – “Never Thought You’d Leave Me”

Back in the sixties, there was a sub-culture of several garage band in Detroit. One of these bands were the Pleasure Seekers, an all-women band containing sister  Suzi Quatro and Patti Quatro, Nancy Ball, Mary Lou Ball, and Diane Baker.

First Pleasure Seekers Album in 1965

The Pleasure Seekers released their first record in 1965, when Suzi Quatro and her sister Patti Quatro were 15 and 17 years old, respectively, on the Hideout label. Both sides of their first single – “Never Thought You’d Leave Me” b/w “What a Way to Die” – have some prominence;

“Never Thought You’d Leave Me” is really a great song. You’ve got to dig the surf and alternative grooves these girls deliver. Especially the fact these girls were only fifteen and seventeen years old really amazes me. The red thread in this song is the harmonic guitar lick which keeps returning throughout the song.

Watch The Pleasure Seekers Video “Never Thought You’d Leave Me” below!

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Rock ‘n’ Roll of A Giant Dog speaks to the hearts of slackers, burnouts, rockers, sluts, and creeps

Well, it was half way the second round of the usual friday night beer session, when I heard A Giant Dog through the speakers. “Sex and Drugs” was on and I thought It was an unheard soundtrack of the 2017 version of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Later we listened more of their songs and discovered a similar groove you hear in Garage Rock music, except there is a theatrical juice over their music. We discovered these folks are hailin’ from Austin, Texas and releases their ablum Pile last hear.

Speaking to the hearts of slackers. Rockers. Sluts and creeps

Curious about their style we searched the web and found out that “No band better speaks to the hearts of slackers, burnouts, rockers, sluts, and creeps everywhere than A Giant Dog.”, Which is a perfect description of their music.

AC/DC, The Ramones, Joan Jett

Forging their friendships in the crucible of their Houston, TX, high school, Sabrina Ellis (vocals), Andrew Cashen (vocals, guitar), and Orville Neeley (drums) first got their start covering AC/DC, The Ramones, Joan Jett, and the finer points of the Back to the Future soundtrack at school dances under the band name Youth In Asia. 

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Surf and Roll on two albums: Las Chicas Del Bombón

Surf and Roll on two albums: Las Chicas Del Bombón

They are an edgy Surf and Roll band hailin’ from San Pedro, California and definitely make their musical entrance in style. Bombón throws  steady rhythms at us, DIY punk screams and dreamy guitar riffs which let the sixties Surf Rock revive.  They are unique in the sense of mixing  Surf, Rock’n Roll and Punk sounds in an enjoyable long drink called Las Chicas Del Bombón.

This three-piece band consist of Angela Ramos, Paloma Bañuelos, and Jerico Campbell and started playing in 2009. These girls have released two album Las Chicas Del Bombón LP” in 2013 and “A Date with Bombón” in 2015.

Sounds like: Dustie and Black Tie | Dick Dale and his Del-Tones | Guantanamo Baywatch

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Revival of the 1970s New York Cult Garage & Surf from Fear City

Revival of the 1970s New York Cult Garage & Surf from Fear City

Fear City is a musical collaboration started by guitarist Rory Fortune (formally of The Infrareds) and bassist Marlon Sporer (formally of The Occasion). Initially the duo was drawn together by their mutual interests in Surf Rock, Link Wray and Davie Allan but through the process of songwriting developed a broader creative scope.

Fear City brings us a pretty awesome instrumental album with kick ass guitar tunes in the tradition of Link Wray and Dick Dale, but  don’t be fooled they do know how to keep their sound unique. You will hear that in the noise, the heavy grooves and variations. Try to listen ‘Big Slab’  and ‘Fast Getaway’ to get this vibe.

Sounds like: Link Wray | Dick Dale | Hound Dog Taylor | Guantanamo Baywatch | The Cramps

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