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The Pyronauts - Meet The Pyronautsdotdotdotdot
artworkFour tracks, two brand new, from one of the coolest surfbands around. Great fun, and the CD comes with a mini website so you can meet the Pyronauts.
Picks: Lake Surfin', Pie, Iron Board, Sleepwalk

Track by Track Review


Lake Surfin' dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The girls say "whenever we hear the Pyronauts, it makes us wanna grab the nearest longboard and go lake surfing." The melody line is solidly surfable, with a dribbled double picked midsection that's way cool, and tuff drums. Smooth and grumbly bass pumps with the drums. The changes verse to verse keep it quite fresh. There's a ska verse and a finger poppin' lounge verse. Liquid and reverby.

Pie dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A very infectious surf beat grabs you right away as "Pie" takes off. Double picked, joyous reverb, and a cool melody line. Solid beat and energy, and plenty to make you smile. An excellent track!

Iron Board dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This classical tribute to Alfred Hitchcock uses the theme to his TV series. Amazingly cool interpretation, with warm island whammy and a solid surf beat. Double picked and liquid!

Sleepwalk dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Santo and Johnny's "Sleep Walk" is lap steel delivered over a slow surf bed with a warm sound and rich tone. Sinewy and suave for sure. It's almost as if they overdubbed the hit.