Tag: Surf

Aug 29 2017

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Creepy Creeps

The Creepy Creeps Official Site The Creepy Creeps, Dionysus Records 2016 (Original release date: 2006) Back when I looked at the music of Creepxotica, I provided a few details about the Creepy Creeps since the two bands are interconnected (more on that later). But to help all you new readers catch up, here’s what I …

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Aug 20 2017

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Jason Lee and the R.I.P.tides

Jason Lee and the R.I.P.tides Official Site Jason Lee and the R.I.P.tides, Dionysus Records 2014 Hailing from San Diego, Jason Lee and the R.I.P.tides have been active long before the release of their 2014 self-titled debut album. Check out Jason Lee’s impressive résumé if you don’t believe me. With all their touring (complete with live …

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Aug 08 2017

Mummula- The Rise of Mummula vinyl

” In Mummula Manor, when the clock strikes pyramidnight, the mighty Mummula rises from his tomb. A team of his minions was assembled on Halloween 2012 and sent to Columbus, Ohio from their home of Sandsylvania in order to spread the curse of Mummula. Through their ca-coffin-ous blend of punk, garage, surf, and cartoons they’ll …

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Aug 29 2016

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Tres Gatos Suave

The Turbosonics Official Site Tres Gatos Suave, Self-release 2015 VFW Surf, Self-release 2008 When I last discussed the Turbosonics, I expressed hope the (then) upcoming release of Tres Gatos Suave (“Three Cool Cats” for those who you who didn’t take high school Spanish) would lead to more spooky stuff by the band. Did I get …

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Aug 16 2016

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Genki Genki Panic

Genki Genki Panic Official Site Ghoulie High Harmony, Canker Bay Records 2015 Spooky Fingers, Canker Bay Records 2016 The Japanese word “genki” is hard to translate thanks to its many potential English meanings. A quick online shows people romanizing it as “energy,” “happy,” “energetic,” “lively” and “enthusiastic.” It’s apparently also used in Japan as a …

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Jul 03 2016

6’+ Episode 185 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “We’re back and just in time to celebrate the best horror punk and surf music of 2016 — so far. Enjoy tracks from THE TERRORSURFS, THE NIELSENS, THE JASONS, GENKI GENKI PANIC, AARON & THE BURRS and so much more. Monstermatt Patterson busts out his best bad …

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Aug 24 2015

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Vulcanos

The Vulcanos Official Facebook Meet The Vulcanos, Scatter Records 2013 Hailing from Argentina (Buenos Aires, to be specific), the self-described “mod-surf-beat-garage” band the Vulcanos have a particularly interesting history. Formed from members of the defunct surf groups Los Vengadores, Los Transmisores and MODelo ´63, the band officially started in 2006. I say “officially” since two …

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Aug 17 2015

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Turbosonics

The Turbosonics Official Site Live At Howlers – Pittsburgh, 2010, Self-release 2011 The Turbosonics, Self-release 2013 The story of the Turbosonics begins in Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh in 2008 to be specific. That’s when drummer Timmy Klatte placed an ad on Craigslist in order to make his dream of playing in a surf band come true. …

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Apr 16 2015

The Torments-The Creamer 7″

    From Hidden Volume records comes this great instrumental surf 45 from the relatively new band, The Torments. Pressed on orange vinyl with a limited run of 300, the first 50 with a set of glow in the dark buttons, these 2 songs on The Torments 2nd 7″ hit you with a one two …

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Aug 31 2014

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion

Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion Official Site The Legend Of Goatman’s Bridge, Scorpi-O-Tone Recordings 2011 Five After Midnight, Scorpi-O-Tone Recordings 2011 While there are many horror bands who wear masks and perform under aliases, none are nearly ass mysterious as Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion. One would think a band based …

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Aug 19 2014

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Tsultry Tsounds of Go!Tsunami

Go!Tsunami Official Facebook The Tsultry Tsounds of Go!Tsunami, Deep Eddy Records 2013 What can I say about Go!Tsunami that I haven’t already said in my first review of their work? As you may have guessed, this means I love the band and their follow-up to 2009’s New Wave Order is awesome. Let’s look at how …

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Aug 26 2013

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Coffin Daggers

The Coffin Daggers Official Site Monsters from the Id, Urko Records 2011 New York 1999. While Y2K was weighing heavily on many peoples’ minds, Viktor Venom (aka Victor Dominicis) was thinking about music. Having previously preformed as a part of Reagan Youth, Chaos UK and Nausea, Venom was no stranger to punk rock. However, he …

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Aug 20 2013

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Volcano Kings

Volcano Kings Official Myspace Music For An Exotic Monster Beach Party in Outer Space: Volume 1 , The Pawtucket League of Gentlemen 2012 The Rhode Island-based Volcano Kings have one of most intriguing musical styles I’ve ever encountered. Although plenty of the bands I’ve reviewed here cite surf, spy and film western music as influences, …

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May 10 2013

6’+ Episode 59 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Time to walk through a marble orchard and find yourself face to face with a headstone bearing your name. Walk over to the Patterson Tomb to hear another MONSTERMATT MINUTE. There’s a group of 80′s punk rockers off in the far corner, so they must be listening …

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Aug 31 2012

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Phase 2

Daikaiju Official Site Phase 2, DingDong Records 2010 [audio:http://www.gravediggerslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/07.-Mr.-Smoothstar.mp3] Daikaiju has been up to a lot since I reviewed their debut album in the first Freaky Tiki Surf-ari. After issuing their “Flight of Garuda” single, the band released their second major album, appropriately named Phase 2. In “Escape From Nebula M Spacehunter” (named for the …

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Aug 29 2012

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Space Party

Space Nazis Must Die!

Space Party Official Myspace Invasion of the Surfer-Men!, Self-release 2010 Hellfire Halloween, Self-release 2010 [audio:http://www.gravediggerslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/09.-Journey-Through-The-Black-Hole.mp3] With the scene flooded with so many American horror surf bands, it might be easy to miss the Australian group Space Party at first. Consisting of Alex Plegt on guitar, Kevin Lauro on bass and Darren Atkinson on drums, the …

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