photo manipulation & text by nacrowe
first off, its pretty difficult to not already LOVE a band called GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH. its just not easy. much the same with other COLORFULLY BRANDED musical outfits like KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD, THE THE, ENUFF Z'NUFF, PORNO FOR PYROS and TEST ICICLES. chances are if you are that BRILLIANT with your band name, the music has to follow suit, right?!
in the case of GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH, yes. this band has a HUMOROUS INDIE ROCK take on SURF MUSIC that seems to also incorporates aspects of CLASSIC SOUL MUSIC / R&B and LO-FI GARAGE ROCK. as if AL GREEN is fronting PAVEMENT but with a much more limited vocal range. not sure if this is band is still currently a viable entity or is on some type of semi-permanent hiatus. regardless, they are well worth checking out.