Guantanamo Baywatch ‘Chest Crawl’ Digital Service – Album Out Today

By on May 25, 2012

The follow-up to Guantanamo Baywatch’s now out-of-print debut LP for Hovercraft Records, Chest Crawlsees the band working more vocal numbers into the mix, incorporating the usual surf/garage suspects (Cramps, Trashmen), more obscure 50’s rock n’ roll/RNB wild men, as well as slightly heavier nods toward the young-oldies sound being popularized today by bands such as Hunx, Shannon And The Clams, Nobunny, etc. They’re hitting the road next month for a U.S. national tour.    

Guantanamo Baywatch Website
Dirtnap Records Website
“Boomerenga”  MP3
Guantanamo Baywatch on tour!
May. 23 – Portland, OR – Club 21 (Release Show)
Jun. 14 – Oakland, CA – White Horse
Jun. 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Blue Star
Jun 16 – San Diego, CA – the Shakedown
Jun. 17 – Tucson, AZ – The Pound (house show)
Jun. 19 – EL Paso, TX – M’s Lounge
Jun. 20 – San Antonio, TX – Ten Eleven
Jun. 21 – Dallas, TX – The Double Wide
Jun. 22 – Denton ,TX – House Show
Jun. 23 – Austin, TX – The Spider House
Jun. 25 New Orleans, LA – Sibera with Beach Day
Jun. 28 – Memphis, TN – the Bucaneer
Jul. 1 – Tallahassee, FL – Retrofit Records
Jul. 2 – Gainesville FL – Loosey’s
Jul. 3 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
Jul. 4 – Orlando, FL – The Sandwich Bar
Jul. 5 – Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar
Jul. 6 – St Augustine, FL – Nobby’s
Jul. 7 – Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
Jul. 9 – Boston, MA – Charlies Kitchen
Jul. 11 – New York, NY – Cake Shop
Jul. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Perry Shall’s house
Jul.14 – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
Jul. 15 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
Jul. 18 – Madison, WI – Mickey’s Tavern
Jul. 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Quarters
Jul. 20 – Minneapolis, MN – The Turf
Jul. 21 – Chicago, IL – The Township
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
More Dates TBA
Praise for Guantanamo Baywatch:
“This great surf rock around the clock punk band Guantanamo Baywatch came to town.  They entranced me with their reverb and yelling….I like them a lot.  You should too.” – Mad Decent

“Portland, Oregon is not really a beach town, but Guantanamo Baywatch has not let the lack of waves stop them from playing some very campy and intentionally trashy surf-punk music all around their hometown..” – Impose

“The band’s new record, Chest Crawl, conjures up plenty of that vintage surf rock ‘n’ roll sound that refuses to die, not unlike the stuff you’ll find in the catalogs of bands like the Flat Duo Jets or Phantom Surfers. It tends to work no matter the time fame and, most importantly, Guantanamo Baywatch do it up just right in the most delightfully trashy of ways.” – Get Bent

“Their raw sound is equal parts garage punk and the Cramps, and as they combine these styles it creates a sort of live-sound spectacular you won’t soon forget. More importantly, Guantanamo Baywatch have been known to drop trou from time to time while onstage, and that’s something you’d much rather see them do than Dick Dale. Trust me on this one.” – Portland Mercury


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.