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Mal and the Longboarders - Five Toes Overdotdotdotdot
artworkMal and the Longboarders sing songs about the surfing life. Not in the California sound envelope, but light and reverent songs of the surf. they also occasionally play some fine instrumentals.
Picks: Aqua, Crispy, Cabarita

Track by Track Review


Aqua dotdotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

"Aqua" is a lovely CD opener with the kinds of lush chords that the Aqua Velvets and the Mermen brought into surf back in the beginning of the third wave. Lush and stunningly pretty, with island imagery and warmth abounding. Simple beautiful.

Crispy dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

"Crispy" is a fun and bouncing sorta jazzy instrumental with warmth and a grin. maybe a taste of the countryside augments the happy fun.

Cabarita dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

"Cabarita" is a very cool song, reminding me a bit of Gondwanaland via the use of the didgeridoo, only surf targeted. Maybe a hint of GT Stringer too. This is quite an engaging track.