DELSTROYERS, THE: Diabolical!: CD

Mar 20, 2018

I’ve been on a bit of an instrumental kick lately. In the last month I’ve been spinning a lot of John Carpenter and the Stranger Things soundtrack. They’re fantastic to read to since you’ll never get pulled out of your book with a word or phrase that catches your ear. The Delstroyers fall right into this category, but the only problem is they’ll make you want to get up and dance too. So maybe this is best to listen to while exercising? Or cleaning the house? It’s got all the classic hallmarks of a surf band, yet mixed in is a slightly darker lean. They peek into the world of psychobilly, but just enough to get a taste. I appreciate that they’re not just a Dick Dale rip off/wipe out band, but instead bring elements of the world outside the beach to these songs. It’s simple and sounds effortless, though each track definitely carries a mood and tone with it. Seriously fantastic background jams to crank throughout the year. It doesn’t have to be summer or Halloween to appreciate surf! –Kayla Greet (Hell Hop, no address listed)

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