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The Bustin' Burritos - Violence and Vegetablesdotdotdotdot
artworkConsistently original music with surf and spy and other elements blended in a whole new way. The Bustin' Burritos are developing new territory with creative and interesting structures and sounds.
Picks: Violence and Vegetables, Them Tango Tourists, Imaginary Visitors, Falta un Tornillo, The Ghost of Fireball Roberts

Track by Track Review


Violence and Vegetables dotdotdotdot
Psychedelic Surf (Instrumental)

Weird siren-esq guitar noise adds to distortion laden guitar thickness, but eventually give way to a very cool, yet simple riff dominated number. The mood of "Violence and Vegetables" is dark, almost depressing, while the tone is generally light. Combining surf and spy and psych effectively, the Bustin' Burritos have tilled new soil. A very interesting song that's just surf enough, yet sits well along side psych and espionage.

Them Tango Tourists dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Playful chords and summery sunset guitar lines, shimmering vibrato, and an island feel. "Them Tango Tourists" is an interesting mix of an island getaway and an underlying depression not left behind. Strangely sad, yet hopeful. Quite cool.

Imaginary Visitors dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Exotic bongos and surf twang, rhythmic richness, and an unusual structure create a new and lurid sound of irresistible danger. "Imaginary Visitors" mixes surf and cowboy and the lure of a black hole for a completely new experience.

Falta un Tornillo dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Falta un Tornillo" is a much lighter song then the others here, with an open road adventure kind of sound, and a sense of adventure. Keys add to the carefree summer feel of the song, as do the hand claps.

The Ghost of Fireball Roberts dotdotdotdot
Post Surf Cartoon Future Gloom (Instrumental)

A long string of sci-fi sonic chops from the keys precedes the lead guitar taking over. The most surfable track here, with strong guitar and a solid surf melody. Catchy and fun, and maybe a little over the top. The fingers fly on the guitar. Totally cool!