Lee, Jason and The R.I.P. Tides – “Lee, Jason and The R.I.P. Tides” – [Dionysus Records]
I had heard a lot about this 3-piece San Diego surf band and we finally have this great slab of vinyl so we can hear their tunes. Their music has a spooky minor-key sound that clashes nicely with the cheery upbeat tempos. Hard to sit still, make you wanna dance stuff. Still trying to find a word to describe Jason Lee’s tall hairdo, but his guitar playing and composing skills speak for themselves here. Well played, lots of fun, a surf sound with a difference.