Since we here in PDX are experiencing uncharacteristically warm weather, I thought I’d share another band whose music would complement an unconventional affair, particularly a summery/beachy/desert-y one. That group is the Vanduras:
I’ve been a fan of surf music even before QT catapulted it into the public eye. However, in recent years, I’ve cooled on the genre, finding most new surf outfits too derivative or, worse, just too bland. The Vanduras certainly broke me of that; their music is a mix of reclined surf and reverb-soaked 60s western leads that is so skillfully blended that it avoids cliché and creates atmospheres as intoxicating as the most powerful Mai Tai.
If you’re looking for tunes for your tiki/lounge-y/Atomic Age affair, I can’t recommend the Vanduras enough.