Posted in MP3 | music on July 10, 2012

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Guantanamo Baywatch - Boomerenga (MP3)

Portland, OR does not have a beach but that hasn't stopped trio Guantanamo Baywatch from kicking out vintage-sounding twangy surf rock infused with a twisted sense of glee. And when it comes to a genre like this, enthusiasm counts for a lot. They are also not afraid to give a song a "cha cha cha" ending, something I secretly wish bands would do more. Their new album, Chest Crawl, out now via Dirtnap, is a good time tiki party with extra-spiked punch. You can download "Boomeranga" at the top of this post.

Guantanamo Baywatch are currently on tour and hit NYC on Wednesday, July 11 for a show at Cake Shop with local punks The Numerators. All tour dates are listed at below.

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Guantanamo Baywatch -- 2012 Tour Dates
Jul. 11 - New York, NY - Cake Shop
Jul. 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Perry Shall's house
Jul. 15 - Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class
Jul. 18 - Madison at Mickey's Tavern
Jul. 22 - Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge
Jul. 23 - Denver, CO - Old Curtis Street
Jul. 24 - Provo, UT - Muse Music
Jul. 26 - Los Angeles, CA - Redwood Bar
Jul. 27 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock

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Comments (39)

"Guantanamo Baywatch" -- that is indeed an interesting name choice for a Portland based band!

Posted by Patty | July 10, 2012 11:07 AM

Oh wait, I get it. Guantanamo Bay. That's the land in Cuba where we have a military compound. Baywatch was a kitschy tv show about lifeguards. So if you put the two of those together you get GuantanamoBAYWATCH! I predict many great years of great music from this trio. Their sense of irony and knack for wordplay is abundantly self-evident and delicious. I wish we had more bands exactly like this.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 11:20 AM

^lulz...the band names of today are freaking STUUUUUUUUUPID!

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 11:27 AM

This is evidence that there are officially no band names left

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 11:30 AM

My new band name is Afghan-I-Stan!

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 11:31 AM

Mine is Charleston Chewbacca!

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 11:32 AM

Mine is Ivory Coaster!

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 11:35 AM

Mine is peanut butter and jelly-fish

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 11:36 AM

Mine is the Compact Discussions

We have diversity from track to track

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 11:37 AM

Mine is ipod dockers

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 11:38 AM

Hey guys, I just came up with one of the most cleverest band names there is! Ready? It's called... Artimus Pyledriver.

oh, wait...

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 11:50 AM

Wait, a bunch of hipsters created an ironic (AND LIBERAL!) name for their band, and then play some sort of lo-fi surf rock jam band crap? HOLY COW, THIS IS A REVELATION!

These kids must be geniuses.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 11:50 AM

I named my band the Beatles

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 11:50 AM

11:50, you've inspired me. My new electronic project will now be released under the name The BeatLess.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 11:55 AM

Hi, we're Sonic YouthinAsia.
Are we late to the party?

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 11:56 AM

Some names to consider

arm a get on!
The Rolling Stoners
The Who's who
The Great Catsby's
Dr. Hugstables!
Eh Dell
George Hairry Son
Pete Townreceive
Billy Joel-loppy
Elton Johnnie on the Spot
Rod Stewardess

Any more???

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:07 PM

Pearl Jammies

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:14 PM

Tianamen Squaredance
Billy Kristallnacht
Dresden Dolls

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:15 PM

Beastie Boys II Men

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:19 PM

The Talking Headaches!

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:20 PM

Oasister

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:20 PM

Metallickher

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:22 PM

Ooooooo, lemme see how clever I can be! A trendy boy hipsters delight! How, get this, IRONIC (<---- there's that word you love, trendy boys)! By commenting on how hipster their are with trying to be clever, you hip trendies are doing exactly the same! I hope you boys are "dancing yourselves clean"! Har har.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:25 PM

Anybody else all set with fuzzed/washed out surf music

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:25 PM

12:25 is either a member of the band, or someone who honestly doesn't understand that none of us would actually name a band any of the retarded names that we've listed here, or both.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:29 PM

12:25 doesn't get irony! Man you're slow!

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:29 PM

Ha ha 12:25...probably couldn't come up with one name...lame-o!

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:29 PM

Well said 12:29 1 and 2!

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:30 PM

This one is for 12:25.

Lemon Skinyard

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:34 PM

The Tropic of Cancerbats!

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:35 PM

Blink one ate tea two!

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:36 PM

lulz some of these are hillarious..

I think I would pick eh dell myself!

keep em coming!

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:37 PM

Sea Low

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:43 PM

Glad people are signing up for the 12:25 Fan Club.

You know I'm right you slackers.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 1:00 PM

Beast Coast

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 1:08 PM

or Best Toast

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 1:13 PM

the 90s references! the beach! the pink haired girl! hawaiian shirts! ice cream! fenders! surf! urban outfitters!

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 3:44 PM

Hummus and the Pita Triangles.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 9:09 PM

Saint Tinnitus...

So anyway sounds like Portland is just as ridiculous as neu Williamsburg.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2012 4:09 AM

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