The Surf rockers from Guantanamo Baywatch are set to release a new album called Desert Center this August. The garage fueled surf rock of this Portland based band has made many people enthusiastic over the years. I’m sure Desert Center is a new shout out for the fine gritty surf sound we like so much.
Over the last few days, more and more sneak previews of this album are released on the internet. At first sight, my favorites anyway are “Area 69” a song that kicks off faster than a speed train and “Blame Myself” which is a ballad Guantanamo Baywatch style. Last but not least ” Video” where the edgy basslines really dig deep.
“Bassist Chevelle Wiseman drives the tune with a thick, throbbing riff while drummer Chris Scott ruthlessly pounds his kit with a crashing clarity”
Guantánamo Baywatch’ blazing nuggets
The band describes the sound of Desert Center pretty nice: “It’s an inadvertent juxtaposition maintained through the entirety of Desert Center, with blazing instrumental nuggets like “The Scavenger” alternating with the proto-grunge and golden oldies mash-up of a track like “Blame Myself.“
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 onDine 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 – INVSNcontinues to create music that inspires the mind, body and punk soul.
She has an interest in old 78’s, ancient hollow body guitars, saint louie, strange people, the past, sad country tunes, raunchy blues and brings us fantastic garage, blues country inspired music. Miss Molly Simms from Saint Louis is known for her roughneck operatic voice which packs a lungful of dusty soul. Miss Molly Simms can sweep the floor with tender.
Studio Album Borrowed and Sold
In April 2016 she released “Borrowed and Sold” which is an easy listenable album filled with solid guitar riffs, catchy choruses and above all noticeble for the attractive voice of Miss Molly Simms. his is her third pressing and second full lenght album. “Estella”, the opening song is maybe the best example to show how Simms’ voice takes you away. Like in Wanda Jacksons “funnel of love”, this is the instrument you want to hear in the song.