The July 2015 Playlist: Surf Rock

For many, when the genre 'Surf Rock' is mentioned, Dick Dale is the artist who first comes to mind. And rightly so... The guy has been doing it since the late '50s, and is still absolutely shredding at his live shows despite being almost 80 years old. He's the King... The OG of surf rock. And while we love Dick Dale, we feel there's a great deal of surf rock artists who often get forgotten or overlooked.

With that in mind, we decided to throw together this playlist featuring some of our surf rock favorites that are often heard within the studio. We've included some old classics (including a couple lesser-known Dick Dale tracks), some deep-cuts, some more abstract 'world-surf-rock', as well as some modern projects like Messer Chups, Man or Astro-Man, & Secret Chiefs 3, who are progressing the genre beyond the standard paradigm. So turn up the volume, grab your board, and hit the waves with this fun playlist.


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July 2015 Track List:

-Messer Chups - Crocotiger
-Messer Chups - Insomnia of the Mummies 
-Messer Chups - Black Saddle
-Jack Nitszche - The Lonely Surfer
-April March - Tu Mens
-Dick Dale - Surf Buggy
-Dick Dale - Mr. Eliminator
-The Ventures - Perfidia
-The Surfaris - Moon Dawg
-Link Wray - Rumble
-Link Wray - Jack The Ripper
-Link Wray - Slinky
-The Tornadoes - Bustin' Surfboards
-The Tornadoes - The Inebriated Surfer
-Man Or Astro-Man? - Interstellar Hardrive
-Man Or Astro-Man? - Shockwave
-Ros Sereysyothea - Jam 10 Kai Theit
-Secret Chiefs 3 - Book T: Waves of Blood