Yup! Surf music just ain’t going quietly. That twangy guitar, rumbling drums stuff from the early sixties that looked like it’d be a fad continues to inspire bands with it’s egalitarian musicianship, groovy rhythms and endless summer vibes.
And for Seattle surf-pop trio Acapulco Lips, other analog era things like landlines and self medicating with tiki drinks retain their appeal in this bitchin’ new video for “Tonight.” Then, after somehow surviving an endless stream of booze, the band does that most Seattle of things—dishing out the good rock on stage. More likely you’ll do that than grab some gnarly waves in the Space Needle town.
So check out the video premiere and the band’s Top 10 Seattle Albums, below. “Tonight” is off Acapulco Lips’ self-titled debut album, out now on Killroom Records.
Acapulco Lips Top 10 Seattle Albums:
The Ventures – Walk, Don’t Run
Davy Berruyer – drums: Especially having lived in France, you love this sunny surf music from a gloomy town.
Night Beats – Sonic Bloom
Maria-Elena Juarez – bass/vocals: Night Beats’ drums and bass are primal and hypnotic. Their tunes are perfect for dancing and just hanging out.
Nirvana – Bleach
DB: Hey, we were teenagers in the ’90s. How could we not be influenced by these guys?
The Spits – The Spits
MEJ: My favorite song on this record is “Bring.” The Spits have to be the band I’ve seen the most times live. Ever.
Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff
Christopher Garland – guitar/vocals: It’s an album named after a fuzz pedal… and we all love fuzz. It’s definitely one of the most influential grunge albums.
The Pharmacy – Weekend
MEJ: There are so many great songs on this record. Top two would be “Coldest Morning Light” and “Wait in Vayne.” The keys and drum parts are so great. Also loved the other project Fuzzy Cloaks and now Scott Matthew Yoder’s solo project.
Paul Revere and the Raiders – Midnight Ride
DB: Paul is a local legend. They’ve got that cool ’60s sound that we are trying to reach in 2016.
Murder City Devils – In Name And Blood
CG: All of their songs are about drinking and broken hearts, so we can relate. One of the best rock ‘n’ roll albums to come out of Seattle.
Sonics – Here Are the Sonics
CG: If you’re into ’60s garage music, this is the album to listen to. Everything about it screams party!
Pony Time – Rumours 2: The Rumours Are True
MEJ: The latest album from the Seattle duo that specializes in fuzzy bass/guitar and totally dancey songs. I saw them when we played SXSW a few years ago and loved them right away. I was so stoked to find out that they were from Seattle and I’d get to see them much more!