Here are a few bands mentioned that stood out to me, and ones that I definitely plan on following closely in the future!
First, from Long Beach/Orange County we have The Growlers.
This is absolutely incredible. I have been listening to their songs on repeat as soon as I first heard them. They've got a really mellow style. Something like a 60's beachy-garage, yet dubby style. Singing reminds me a tiny bit of The Walkmen, I don't know why though. They've got a record release show coming up on October 7 at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano for their album Are You In Or Out?
Check out thegrowlers.us
Next, we've got Charles' Mansion
Wow. Phenomenal. Think of a mix between Richard Hell & the Voivoids and The Breakers. I'm blown away at how incredible this band is.
Check out myspace.com/charliemansion
Finally here is Tijuana Panthers
Another great local beach garage band. Really loved the video and single above. I can't wait to see what more this band has to offer.
We'll be working on getting some interviews with these great bands here on OCC Music Review.
Posted by Lucas Vocos