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The Vista IV - 20,000 Leaguesdotdotdotdot
artworkThe Vista IV are the new band from Justin Saragoza (20,000 Leagues Under The Sea). These two demo tracks show solid playing and lots of energy in a traditional vein with ska rhythms.
Picks: Everybody Up, Scatter Shield

Track by Track Review


Everybody Up dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The great Fender IV single "Everybody Up" is fired up mightily. Randy Holden used ska rhythms in his '63 and '64 singles, and 20,000 Leagues brings them to the forefront here. The mix is a little murky, but the energy and playing are excellent.

Scatter Shield dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Surfaris' classic single drives hard, and is arranged to include ska rhythms. The reverb crashes are quite cool, and the break is a nice added touch. Fine performance.