Beach Party VS Beach Party

Spin recently posted an article about Los Angeles garage surf rock band Beach Party. Upon listening to the their track “Can’t Surf”, I immediately needed more. But, when I googled Beach Party, I found South African surf rock band Beach Party. So, today is Battle of the Beach Partys. Enjoy.

Beach Party (Los Angeles)

Los Angeles based Beach Party just released a free two-song set, composed of “Can’t Surf” and “Fun”. Both songs are killer, straight forward baby punching surf rock with a garage bite. “Can’t Surf” is great beach song, and for a clumsy goon like myself, who could never learn to surf, it hits home. It starts with a nice stroll down the boardwalk, a slow trotting guitar with psychedelic flair, but just when you thought it was safe to go in the water, “I CAN’T SURF!!” tears a chunk out of you. In addition to their kick-ass sound, this band has a heavy-hitter Ty Segall in their corner. Segall, a garage rock god at this point, record the two songs, and if his name on it doesn’t make it gold, then just give them a listen. You can also download all of their tracks for free, what swell gentlemen.

Also, like Beach Party on Facebook.

Beach Party (Cape Town)

Beach Party is surf rock band from South Africa? There are beaches in South Africa, so I guess surf rock music just belongs there. Anyways, Beach Party is from Cape Town, South Africa, and that’s all I can really be sure of. According to their Facebook page they have released nine albums, co-created the genre of heavy metal music, and have sold over 300 million albums… who knew? The only thing I can know for sure about Beach Party, is they rule. This Beach Party seems to have a poppier approach to surf rock, Danny Video’s vocals are really light and catchy over these tunes. It just makes you feel like dancing. I’m dancing while writing this review.

You can download Beach Party’s new album For Now We Are Young for free on their Soundcloud.

Who is the King of the Beach?

So which Beach Party parties harder? Well that’s up to you. Listen to the music, download it if you like, like them on Facebook, and let me know. It’s not really a battle, both these bands are great and they are nice enough to give us music for free. Thanks for reading, and please subscribe.

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New Videos from Daft Punk, The Knife, and Chipotle?

Today is all about music videos. That’s all I have to say. Enjoy.

Daft Punk- ‘Lose Yourself to Dance’

The video for Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” follow-up, “Lose Yourself to Dance”, combines robots with Studio 54. Both, Nile Rodger and Pharrell Williams show up to get down with the Random Access Memories duo, in a video that is sure to keep the keep the funk alive. The whole crew is decked out in suits that could make Micheal Jackson’s glove wince, while fans reach up to touch the hottest hit-makers of the year. This video seems to be following the  trend of vintage looking music videos for big pop songs. Bruno Mars recently did the same in the videos for “Treasure” and “When I Was Your Man”

Listen to Random Access Memories on Spotify.

The Knife- ‘Let’s Talk About Gender Baby, Let’s Talk About You and Me’

In what seems to be a sequel to Itunes’ Visualizer, The Knife has released a video for “Let’s Talk About Gender Baby, Let’s Talk About You and Me”, a remix of their own song “Full of Fire”, off of Shaking the Habitual. The song, reminiscent of 90’s house/rave music, flows well over the video, making the viewer feel like they’re floating around in a lava lamp. Lips, covered in various venereal diseases, pop up throughout the video to recite the song title. The song is great, and the video is just weird enough to work.

Hear more from The Knife.

Fiona Apple- ‘Pure Imagination’

What do you get when you combine Fiona Apple, Willy Wonka, and Chipotle? According to this clip, me crying in the corner for a half hour. Chipotle released this short film, entitled The Scarecrow, to warn consumers of genetically mutated foods. Set over Fiona Apple’s rendition of ‘Pure Imagination’, orginaly from the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this video will make you hurt.