• Gnarly Wave Volume Three

  • 1. Baby Octopus Walk - Agent Octopus 2:31
    2. Whitecaps - The B Breakers 2:54
    3. Beach Walk - The Del Mars 2:54
    4. Wave Rider - Les Fradkin 2:32
    5. One Wave - The SpyTones 4:53
    6. Vortex '59 - Susan SurfTone 3:11
    7. Ignite - LoungeZotica 3000 3:44
    8. Dragstrip - The Chillers 2:21
    9. Spies All the Way Down - The SpyTones 3:33
    10.Thunderwear - LoungeZotica 3000 4:29
    11.Stingray - The Chillers 3:43







  • BUY THE WHOLE SERIES Vol 1, 2 and 3 $30.00USD

  • RELEASE DATE 8.17.18

  • Sharks are apparently all the rage in recent years, with numerous films like Jaws, Sharknado, and most recent The Meg, who would not recall the beach, sun, and fun times. Anyone would, but back when a time was more at ease, having a calmer not so scary tone, as today's modernized times, came a time that was the late 1960's. Preferably 65 through 68 at the most, is where all would go to the beach, enjoying the sun, water, and tunes!

    That is where The Gnarly Wave Series commences, consisting of not just volumes one and two but a third as well. The third volume in the series, all of which provided by Bongo Boy Records, brings just as the others had done, a very funky yet upbeat tone in pure instrumental tracks from numerous artists. Indeed right, all of the 11-tracks off this release, are strictly instrumental based, no vocalization provided whatsoever. Not saying that no vocals is a bad idea, but it provides more of an in-depth look into how music would sound without vocals in place. It's like the era of jazz, except the "smooth jazz" time frame or classical music even.

    Like for instance take such tracks as "Vortex '59", by Susan Surftone, this catchy upbeat of a track, really brings in the melodies of tone, it just has a lot of flare going for itself. Whereas "Dragstrip", by The Chillers, this being another one of those upbeat yet catchier types, that has a lot of spunk for itself. In short, a lot of these tracks off this release, just provided a similar trait upon one another. They got a flow that makes you immediately think of the sea and it's roaring rush of the waves.
    The Gnarly Wave series that is volume three, collides with the previous volumes perfectly well. So well in fact, that this series, could continually expand further reaching as long as a tenth volume if possible. Each release, offers for its accompanying artist to showcase how they keep a surf and ride the waves of making music.

    Published Review

  • Bongo Boy Releases 'Gnarly Wave, Vol. 3'
    Agent Octopus plays with a classic bit of surf rock on “Baby Octopus Walk”. The joyous energy of the piece becomes readily apparent quite quickly. Everything about the song feels acutely balanced and pitch perfect.
    Intense energy pours from the B Breakers’ wild “Whitecaps”. Rhythms roll like akin to a grand force of nature. The beat has a physicality to it while the guitar soars up into the sky with the utmost of ease.
    The laid-back grooves of “Beach Walk” display the confidence of the Del Mars. Layer upon layer of sound comes swirling into the mix, with the horns giving just the right punch. By rushing through swinging, the song expands the power of surf rock in such subtle ways.
    Les Fradkin offers powerful, all-consuming guitar riffs on the aptly named “Wave Rider”. Truly massive the song grows and grows in such an organic way. Full of fire and passion the piece has a great tenderness that underpins it.
    On “One Wave” the Spy Tones strip things down to the essentials. Bouncing percussion works wonders giving the song a mystical tinge. Mellowed to its core, the dreaminess of the track gives it a surrealist bent.
    Poppy to its very core, Susan SurfTone creates a colorful atmosphere on the hyperactivity of “Vortex ‘59”. With a timeless classic style, the piece unfurls with such ease. Guitars weave together intermingling in a great woven web.
    With “Ignite” LoungeZotica 3000 goes for a noir-like exploration. The jazziness of the track works to its advantage, giving it a thoughtful quality. Guitar playing has a limberness to it while the whole of the piece feels so vibrant.
    Rollicking through its run time, the Chillers delve into a wild unhinged world with “Dragstrip”. Full of a chaotic intensity, the song feels steady while it rushes through territory with gleeful abandon. Drums work on a rhythm as well as an emotional level while the track flirts with outright destruction.
    Incredible guitars introduce the stylish “Spies All The Way Down” where the Spy Tones prove to have a deft ear for melody. Layer upon layer comes into the mix further giving the track a gorgeous hue. A sense of determination helps the piece along as it unfolds in unexpected ways.
    LoungeZotica 3000 gets a bit of attitude infused into “Thunderwear”. Flexible grooves reign supreme while the track has a spy-like quality to it. Nearly cinematic at times, the way the piece explores such a wide swath of territory feels beautiful.
    Nicely bringing the collection to a fantastic conclusion is the Chillers’ riotous “Stingray”. Raw and gritty, the song represents the best of garage rock. With great rich grooves the piece feels positively flawless.


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