Let’s face it, there is no shortage of gushing positive reviews for Night Birds records. I’d be hard pressed to think of a more universally loved band that has come out in the last few years and it is well deserved. Night Birds make hardcore punk rock with many of the elements of the legendary bands of yesteryear without coming off like a pale imitation. They continually keep it fresh. One thing that everyone jumped on to right away was the heavy surf vibe. It’s not a sound that gets a lot of play in hardcore these days and Night Birds really nail it. It seems only logical that they would want to do an instrumental surf punk record and here it is. Monster Surf is exactly what its title says it is. Short blasts of shimmering guitar with creepy-crawling bass and rock solid drums. Sprinkle in some synth and a few horns here and there and you’ve got yourself a genuine monster party on the beach! I’m going to just cut to the chase. I love this band. You love this band. You’ll want to own this record. If you don’t dig Night Birds, I’ve gotta give you a sideways stare and I’ll always wonder deep down what the hell is wrong with you.