Most surf music is pretty laid back – the kind of stuff that conjures up images of grainy 70’s film of bleach blonde haired Californians casually walking up and down the length of their board while flashing the shaka. I never expected New York’s The Walkmen to make surf music – they are loud, they yell, and they are the type of band that you’d probably never use the word “chill” to describe. Somehow, they pulled off the surf sound and managed to incorporate their own style. This one builds for about a minute before it breaks like a crashing wave (See what I did there? Ugh I’m corny.) Anyway, this is unexpected, but I dig it. Spotted it at The Music Ninja.

DOWNLOAD: The Walkmen – Angela Surf City

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