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artworkThis noisy eight song release from Brooklyn's The Hydes is punk with three surf-punk instros for good measure. There are some original ideas here.
Picks: Holy Crap It's The Hydes!?!, Pipeline, Surfari

Track by Track Review


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Surf Punk (Instrumental)

A cycling guitar and whirring organ play a minimalist, slightly surfish, semi punk riff rocker. It's just over the bar... not memorable, but you won't skip over it either.

Pipeline dotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

This is a noisy, distortion fest of dirt guitars and cruddy ambiance. Bass glissandos, guitar trash, and then Brian Carmen and Bob Spickard's surf anthem arrives. The arrangement is refreshing, straddling the line between surf and punk.

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Surf Punk (Instrumental)

The Original Surfaris' "Surfari" gets a punky treatment, but retains the surf feeling. Edgy and aggressive, but no faster than the original. Pretty cool.