Guantanamo Baywatch Brings Twang and Swing

unnamed-5If you didn’t catch the last release from Guantanamo Baywatch, then go hit up Dirtnap Records and see if they have any copies of Chest Crawl laying around.  The odds are that they don’t, which is probably why the band’s been snatched up by Suicide Squeeze for their new album, Darling It’s Too Late.  The band has always had a knack for building unity between punk and surf, but here they really spin it into an old school pop rock sound, the likes that had your parents (or my old folks) creating babies.  It’s passionate and soulful (thanks to some help from Curtis Harding), yet it’s oh so gritty and real. Look for the record to hit stores on May 12th.

Little Bit of Soul from Curtis Harding

curtisWhat?! Burger Records is releasing a soul record? Yea, that’s what I thought too, but the old school music lover in me is really digging this tune from Curtis Harding. Harding’s got a great voice for the style, but I love the rest of the music in this track.  I miss the sound of a bunch of musicians throwing down like the days of Hitsville USA, throwing in horns and strings to flesh out the sound.  The ride on the high-hat is definitely a highlight on this particular track.  Soul Power will be out on April 22nd for those willing to go back in time.