Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Acapulco Lips

Photo Credit: Trevor Crump

Acapulco Lips are from Seattle, but you would be forgiven if you thought they washed up on the shore of Huntington Beach with a Surfaris record in one hand and some sort of neon blue cocktail in the other. They specialize in the kind of scuzzy, lo-fi fun that bands like Shannon & the Clams or King Khan practice. Songs like “My Time”, “Awkward Waltz”, and “Shoes On” are all jungle stop monsters designed to soundtrack John Waters beach scenes. “Tonight” is an absolute broken heart barn burner with an excellent outro riff/solo - the sort of thing you dance around your room to forget about how your boyfriend is being an idiot. Really everything here is perfect for when you want to be stoned and hang out by the beach or at least think about the beach while you are in the drive through for Taco Bell. Acapulco Lips self titled debut album is out now on Killroom Records.

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