Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake offer up ‘Modern Surf Classics’

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. http://vimeo.com/111686418 The album comes out on January [...]

Review & Photos: Thee Oh Sees answer our prayers @ The Chapel, 10/10/13

San Francisco's royal family, Thee Oh Sees, are setting out on a month long US tour with Austin psychopaths OBN III's and Minneapolis lunatics The Blind Shake. The circus began with a sold-out, three-night takeover at The Chapel. SF should be naming a fucking street after Thee Oh Sees. Maybe we can evict some of the bullshit gentrified establishments on Valencia and rename it Oh Sees Alley? In the meantime, you can get Thee FFuzz Warr Overload pedal from Death By Audio. Petey Thee Oh Sees are permanently on fire. They never let you down, and the amount of sweat [...]

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