Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake

Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake

Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake

Modern Surf Classics

Swami Records

Even after Jimi Hendrix declared the genre dead over 45 years ago, surf music continues to bubble up occasionally, probably because the style is so captivating. High energy reverb-drenched guitars combined with pounding drums can make any flyover state resident feel they can conquer the waves.

Apparently lost without a musical project brewing, John Reis (Rocket from the Crypt, Sultans, Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu) teamed up with Minneapolis trio The Blind Shake, to create Swami John Reis and the Blind Shake, in an attempt to bring surf music back to life once again.

Modern Surf Classics is a 13 track album that delivers just what the title says, heavily influenced by the Ventures, Dick Dale, and the soundtrack work of Davie Allen, mixed with a greasy garage rock sensibility. Kicking things off with “Sea Saw,” Modern Surf Classics is a set of rollicking surf tunes mixed with a sleazy saxophone and occasional piano sure to liven things up at your next luau, surf session, or strip show.

http//www.swamirecords.com/

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Summerland
    Summerland

    In rural England, a cranky woman bonds with and evacuee boy and uncovers a strange connection to her past.

  • Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations
    Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations

    These geniuses of early comedy finally get the presentation they are due in this Blu-ray edition.

  • Four-Letter Words
    Four-Letter Words

    No need to worry about offending delicate sensibilities with this playlist. We’re not talking about profanity, so just take the title at face value.

  • A Genesis In My Bed
    A Genesis In My Bed

    Former Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett shares his life story in his story in an engaging and honest memoir. Reading his story feels like hanging out with a friend who’s interested in sharing how he felt living these experiences.

  • The Jayhawks
    The Jayhawks

    XOXO (Sham/Thirty Tigers). Review by Jeremy Glazier.

  • 18 to Party
    18 to Party

    When you’re in 8th grade, sneaking into a bar is way cooler than it is when you’re 40.

  • Adam
    Adam

    A pregnant woman finds a home in Casablanca.

  • 2020 on Fire
    2020 on Fire

    Sound Salvation takes on current events with a playlist addressing the current fight for racial and social justice in America and the battles playing out in the streets in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.

  • Pokey Lafarge
    Pokey Lafarge

    Rock Bottom Rhapsody (New West Records). Review by Jeremy Glazier.

  • Landfall
    Landfall

    Cecilia Aldarondo takes a look at Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

From the Archives