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Discover or revisit the original American surf music, or catch up with the latest surf vibes from more recent times.
A hot tip for a surfside soundtrack is a collection of tropical psychedelic grooves from South Korean band CHS featuring guitarist Hyunseok Choi from the indie-rock group Apollo 18.
Images of dreamy tropical beaches with warm breezes, gently crashing waves and rustling palm trees are conjured up through laid-back instrumentals (mostly), with slide guitar, keyboard, cymbal crashes, surf crescendos, and subtle percussion on the latest EP release from CHS, 정글사우나 (Jungle Sauna), a musical style that in many ways continues on from where the track Albatross from Fleetwood Mac left us back in 1968.
Capitol Records have released extensive 'very best of' collections from The Beach Boys under the title Sounds of Summer (2022) on vinyl and CD - or there's the original king of surf guitar, Dick Dale over on Spotify.
For a more up-to-date experience, the laid-back Texan Kings and Queen of sunny days, Khruangbin and friends deliver a sublime, worldly musical experience you can drift along with for a while.
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