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The Dead Rocks - Tiki Twistdotdotdotdot
artworkThis ep sports four new tracks from one of Brazil's most original and traditionally based surfbands. There are plans in the works for Dead Rocks to play the US next summer, and I can't wait!
Picks: Tiki Twist, El Bongo, Center Of The Universe, L'Espion Invisible En Vacances

Track by Track Review


Tiki Twist dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

From a dark version of the sort of stylistic flair that "California Sun" exudes, "" merges the limitless heroism of "Bat Man" and amped glissandos with reverb splash and coolness. It's a track that isn't particularly "twist' stylistically, but is very cool surf.

El Bongo dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"El Bongo" is a stomp kind track with a softly fluid melody line and simplicity of construction. It's simply a good listen in a basic surf style.

Center Of The Universe dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Up tempo and full of panoramic surf imagery, coupled with thick whammy chords, "Center Of The Universe" is an epic tale of travel across great expanses in search of the ultimate curl. It's a very cool track!

L'Espion Invisible En Vacances dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Built on a variant of the classic "Pipeline" rhythm pattern, "L'Espion Invisible En Vacances" is an dangerous track with lots of cool stuff happening, from the string swipes to the nerve-splitting lines and muted long slow glissandos. It is dark and threatening, with a wondrous attraction. very cool!