Psychological Thriller - Holy Wave

from the album Relax (2014)

My favorite time at SXSW was hanging out at Burgerama 3 at the Hotel Vegas yesterday. It was organized by Burger Records from Fullerton, California.  And when I think of Burger Records, I think of Beach Goth … aah, Beach Goth.

When I arrived and stepped into the venue the band Holy Wave was on stage playing the song Psychological Thriller.  I instantly got caught up in the bass line and how the crowd was charging along with it.  It is amazing when a great bass line connects with a welcoming audience.

Then there was the frenzied guitar work that was lost somewhere between surf and psychedelia.  Also included were long sustained vintage keyboard tones and trippy vocals.  But mostly it was about being with friends, drinking Shiner Bock and tequila shots, surrounded by people who dig the music as me.

The day and night was packed with surf inspired music from bands all over the US and Puerto Rico.  People dancing, partying, and having an altogether great time.  When I stumbled back to my hotel in the wee albums, I went iTunes crazy downloading songs from the 20+ bands I saw at the Burger event.  I woke up this morning and got to listen to this crazy playlist.

Can't wait to play it for my funky friends...

Click Here to listen to the album version of Psychological Thriller.