Music from the US – Donavon Frankenreiter // Surf Rock

This guy, Donavon Frankenreiter, is really interesting! Before he became a musician in the age of 18, he was a professional surfer. His musical style is still influenced of these relaxed surfing sounds. Listen to his nice song “Shine”:

Music from the US – Posole

Posole is a Mariachi, Surf Rock band from San Francisco, US. Their latest record “No Justice” is out now. Their music is a really nice mix of surf rock, and these awesome little background instruments. Their single “Freedom Fighter” is a great one, making you surfing on ther surfing chorus too, mixed with some more jazzy elements. Have a try!

Music from the US – Man or Astroman ?

Man or Astro-man? is a surf rock group that formed in Auburn, Alabama, in the early 1990s and came to prominence over the following decade. Primarily instrumental, Man or Astro-man? blended the surf rock style of the early 1960s like that of Dick Dale and The Spotnicks with the new waveand punk rock sounds of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Man or Astro-man? was known for their anachronistic dedication to science fiction themes,audio samples, obscure electronic devices (such as theremins and tesla coils), and high-energy live performances. Their earlier albums like Is It … Man or Astroman? and Destroy All Astromen! were known for their traditional surf rock instrumentation and sci-fi sound bite song introductions, but their later albums like EEVIAC… and A Spectrum of Infinite Scale were known for their use of synthesizers, printers (like the Apple ImageWriter II), and their more abstract, experimental sound. Their recordings were often peppered with sound bites from forgotten science fiction films and TV shows.

The group took its name from the American poster version of the film The Human Vapor (wikipedia)

Music from France – La Femme

This may be the first surf-rock band to hail from France.  The band, from Paris, walks the line between avant-pop and surf-rock.  Their songs can light hearted or aggressively dark depending on their mood.  They have just released a new album Paris.   This is their song “Sur la Panche”.

Music from the US – Southern Culture on the skids (Scots)

The Scots , formed in 1983 in North Carolina , is an american rock band . Their muscal style consists of rockabilly , surf rock, country and R´nB elements , here is their song “It´s the Music that makes me ! (what ?? ^)