Big Wave Riders

4 Sep

The chillwave, shoegaze, surfpop movement of the last few years has been littered with bands that really don’t know what they’re doing. However, amongst the hoard of terrible music, a few bands have released some highly acclaimed records – most of which I really can’t get into (Wavves, No Age, Dum Dum Girls, The Drums (sorry…), Best Coast).

Which is why it is really odd I like Big Wave Riders. I posted one of their songs a while ago. Recently, Teppo and Aleksi messaged me with a link to their new EP. It’s filled with some really great, poppy, sunbathed songs. It’s got the staccato styled guitars of Foals and the twangy pop sheen of The Morning Benders. The last two songs aren’t great, but the potential is there throughout. Let’s just hope surfpop lasts longer than glitchstep.

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One Response to “Big Wave Riders”

  1. Dixon Cordell (@dixonfoma) September 4, 2011 at 11:53 pm #

    Low fi garage surf rock isn’t for everyone. It’s overbearing and numbing to me when you put too many ducks in a row. But when they strike it right, there is something brilliant in it. Big Wave Riders fit into the latter category.

    Apology accepted.

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