I’m not sure exactly how I feel about the whole surf and beach oriented fad going through the indiesphere right now. I guess it really all comes down to the band and its music, as it always should. Even though a wash of reverb has been at the center of every new band to appear in the last six months, that doesn’t mean some of it isn’t really good. This band is not new though, they just haven’t gotten enough attention…
Jacuzzi Boys have been putting out music since 2007. They truly are a lot more garage rock than surf rock, but their sound is similar to some of the beachy artists so figured they could be included. What I can’t figure out is why I haven’t found these guys sooner. They seem to have been everywhere all along, but I missed them every. single. time. Well, not anymore! They have a new EP out called Bricks or Coconuts, and it is pretty gnarly, brahs! It follows another EP, an album called No Seasons, and like five singles.
One super obvious realization (which, after thinking I was original then checking, every other blogger has made as well) is that the band sounds a ton like their more famous friends the Black Lips. They even have a song that sounds like “Veni Vidi Vici,” but that’s cool because its just as solid a recording. I’m even going to go as far as to say that Jacuzzi Boys are way more consistent than the BLs. Where the latter need raucous craziness to make a song work on occasion, the JBs just groove through it. Their songs are more toned down, but just as appealing. Okay, no more talking. Listen to their new song and then go buy their back catalogue you overlooked!
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