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Astrobugs - MySpacedotdotdotdot
artworkThis is a band with a very fun sound and surf roots. The first two tracks are early demos from their website, and the rest surfaced on MySpace. Ska and surf merge perfectly.
Picks: Gotcha, Malibu Run, Malibu Run, Das Erste Mal, Nahtlose Braeune, TeleParty

Track by Track Review


Gotcha dotdotdotdot
Go-Go Surf (Instrumental)

This is a heavy duty cover of The Tradewinds' "Gotcha." The ska second guitar adds a modern touch. This is a very cool blend of traditional and ska and modern fun. Entirely cool!

Malibu Run dotdotdotdot
Go-Go Surf (Instrumental)

This is a totally rad version of The Fender Four's superb "Malibu Run." The ska rhythm guitar is accented more than the original, and the sound is a bit lighter, but that merely refreshes the song. Wonderful!

Malibu Run dotdotdotdot
Surf Ska (Instrumental)

The keyboard pulses out the ska rhythm of The Fender Four's wonderful "Malibu Run." This is just too fun, with infectious rhythm and liquid flow. It's about as original an arrangement as is out there.

Das Erste Mal dot
Go-Go Surf (Instrumental)

"Das Erste Mal" is a light weight and fun track with a grin in tow. The catchy melody riff is the sort of thing you'll find yourself humming and not know why. Totally fun!

Nahtlose Braeune dotdotdot
Go-Go Surf (Instrumental)

Pumping go-go fun ensues as Astrobugs play what might otherwise be a country hoe-down. In this format, it's just a grinnin' good time at the au go-go discotheque circa 1966. Way cool!

TeleParty dotdotdot
Surf Ska (Instrumental)

Swimming shallow whammy and sparkling tone open this party-perfect instro. "TeleParty" prances and bounces with a go-go feel and playful gate. Pretty, fun, and really enjoyable.