Why not take a break from the the drudgery and monotony of everyday life and listen to the just released “Diamond Head Dumb Head” EP by surf rock ambassador Matt Hurray, previously covered by us?
The EP which is a reflection of Matt’s influences, covers surf songs which had a big impact on his music. It’s a relatively short but quite satisfying play full of electrifying, rich arrangements, surf moods and upbeat, fast-paced guitar narratives that will make you want to grab your board and hit the waves quicker than you think! … I don’t even surf or swim but I’m contemplating taking the plunge and don’t really care if I drown. It’ll be worth it.
“Diamond Head Dumb Head” consists of four surf classics opening up with “The Rising Surf” originally performed by The Tandems; “Walk, Don’t run” originally performed by The Ventures, “Monterey Sunset” by the Hoodoo Gurus and closing with “Penetration” originally performed by The Challengers, as Matt showcases his silky guitar skills with a fitting tribute to his inspirations.
What I like most about this album is that it is a mood-setter. It can be played in any occasion and still be unbelievably satisfying! It doesn’t really matter whether you’re entertaining friends or relaxing on your own, the EP’s soundscape promotes good vibes, sonic comfort, motivation and it can even spark creativity or enhance productivity!
“Diamond Head Dumb Head” is sure to get everyones mood going and make everyone wanna dance like Umma Thurman in Pulp Fiction… you know, when she’s dancing with John Travolta doing the two fingers across the face thing…
On a more serious note, you can’t go wrong with surf instrumentals and this EP release by Matt Hurray proves just that! Give it a listen below and stay tuned for the artist’s next EP release of the series, scheduled for next month