I’ve been to Helsinki, Finland, and it’s definitely not a surf town. But I can’t stop thinking of surfing whenever I replay, over and over again, this jiving little tune from the Big Wave Riders who call this Baltic hugging capital their home. These guys have been making music for a long time individually but only started making music together as a group in April 2010, taking inspiration from “waves echoes and experimental rhythms with electronic touch” to make “fresh music with some edge and some garage/punk energy.” Whatever it is, their saturated vocals and driving up-tempo kit rhythms melt all this freezing snow away and put me on a boogie board in the Pacific. And they’re making an EP. Hoola Hoola Hum Hai Yay.
Boogie below, download after the skip.[audio:http://potholesinmyblog.flywheelsites.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Big-Wave-Riders-Its-Funny-Things-Arent-Gonna-Change-320.mp3|titles=Big Wave Riders – It’s Funny Things Aren’t Gonna Change (320)]
Download: Big Wave Riders – “It’s Funny Things Aren’t Gonna Change” [Right Click + Save As]