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artworkThee Phantom 5ive sport a trad sound captured in demo quality fidelity. Their spirit is unquestionable, as is their inspired delivery. Very cool vintage style raw surf instros. Another great band from the burgeoning Memphis scene.
Picks: Pressure, Our Favorite Martian, Surf Softly (But Carry A Big Board)

Track by Track Review

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Surf Garage (Instrumental)

The Pyramids cut this after their demise as an active band. Thee Phantom 5ive have given it a reverent treatment, with an ample amount of pump and correcto mundo reverb. Quite nice.

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Surf Garage (Instrumental)

A moderately pumped version of Bobby Fuller's most familiar track. The demo thump sorta gets in the way, but the performance is spot-on, and the feel is perfecto. The guitar work is nice, especially the glowing glissandoes.

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Surf (Instrumental)

A boss cover of the Astronauts rarity, rhythmically pumped out, with solid infectious textures. This is one of the Astronauts' quirkier recordings to cover, and it's melody is quite catchy. It fades in at the start. The rhythm guitar is playing a really nice little pattern that is different than the original, and it really adds to the piece. This is fairly garagie, sounding maybe like it's a live session. Excellent track.