Unbeknownst to me, Trustar (see links) posted this 2 yrs ago. Shows ya how fr behind I am.
Great stuff tho - that needs to be heard.
Boulder Colorado's Maraca Five-0 have assembled a fine release. The music is fresh and well crafted, with surf roots and lots of unusual influences. Steve Gray - guitar and Matt Stemwedel - guitar counter each other very well, supported admirably by Theron Melchior - bass and Mike Behrenhausen - drums. Unusual structures and melodies, dripping drama and art, but never losing sight of the surf. If you could take only the gloom and drama out of industrial and overlay surf with it, you might approach what's going on here. I think this one will stand the test of time.
Picks: I'm In League, Gidget's Guns, Headin' South at 110 Per, Dance Elaina, Mystery Board, Defender, Mandelbrot Set, Sour Mash, Jesus Wrecked My Stuff, Night of the Shadow Midgets, The Perfect Shiner, Tube City, Pakistan