swami john reis and the blind shake

Surf’s up! Swami John Reis (yes, that’s John Reis from Hot Snakes, Rocket From The Crypt, and Drive Like Jehu) is teaming up with Minneapolis band The Blind Shake for a modern set of surf instrumentals inspired by the ’60s classics.

For extra authenticity, Modern Surf Classics was recorded “underneath Crystal Pier in the Pacific Beach part of San Diego, CA with the expertise of Ben Moore and an outfitted VW Van as a mobile recording unit.”

A first taste of the album can be found in the video for “Brown Room” below.

The album comes out on January 27 and Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake kick off their US tour in San Francisco in February.

Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake
Bottom of the Hill
February 12, 2015
8:30pm, $12/14