Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
King Loser - Sonic Super Free Hi-Fidotdotdotdot
artworkNew Zealand's doom and gloom ugly is beautiful surf noise unit's first album, and my oh my! This is so far out at the edges of surf, many of you will deny any relationship, but it's there. This is a great band, unique, and noisy.
Picks: Surf Lost, Surfarama, Spy 1

Track by Track Review


Surf Lost dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

From the trashy opening glissando, you know that this most intense of all ugly bands is going to pummel you with harsh surfisms. You are not disappointed. A relatively melodic number played with super attack. Quite the surf rant. The ugly feedback just adds to the terror of the waves.

Surfarama dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Less surfy than Surf Lost, this is a truly edgie and ugly instro, double picked like there's no tomorrow.

Spy 1 dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Pretty twang over really intense echoplex rapid loops and other annoying bed music. A bad day at the Beach for sure.