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The Acaros - Web Demosdotdot
artworkThese three web demos show a band straddling lowbrow garage and actual surf. They suffer from demo-only sound quality and production, but there's something lurking in two of these tracks suggesting some solid potential given time to evolve.
Picks: Hot Fuxx, Surfer, Insitacion Al Desma

Track by Track Review


Hot Fuxx dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

Rich surf guitar whammy dipping a cool basic surf pattern on the left while a cheesy sixties organ whistles opposite on the right. The fuzz lead plays a circulating riff that's a little low in the mix. Overall, "Hot Fuxx" is more a garage psych exercise than truly surf, but it sure is fun in a Sir Douglas Quintet kinda way.

Surfer dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

This is a cool number begging for a more sympathetic treatment. Nice chords needing a bit of whammy, a tasteful melody, and genuine surf feel lurk amid a tepid mix and recording.

Insitacion Al Desma dotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

"Insitacion Al Desma" is a lowbrow riff rocker. It' also fairly lo-fi. Not very interesting.