Guantanamo Baywatch tour and begin recording Suicide Squeeze Records album

By on May 25, 2014

Guantanmo Baywatch

Things have been a little quiet in the camp of Portland, Oregon’s surf-punk miscreants Guantanamo Baywatch. Granted, they’ve released two sold-out split 7″s on their new label, Suicide Squeeze Records (one with Tennessee’s pleasantly stoned Southern rockers Natural Child, one with Oakland’s lo-fi golden-oldies revivalists Shannon & The Clams) in the past 12 months. But it’s been two years since we’ve received a full-length dosage of the trio’s lusty combination of The Ventures’ tremolo-picked twang, The Mummies’ trashy barrage, and Hasil Adkins’ deviant Americana. And unless you live in the City of Roses, it’s unlikely that you’ve recently bore witness Baywatch’s debauchery.


It’s time to fix all of that. Guantanamo Baywatch is packing up for a summer tour that takes them out to Atlanta, Georgia, where they’ll be recording their first full-length for Suicide Squeeze at Living Room Recording with Ed Rawls (Black Lips, The Coathangers, Curtis Harding). Along the way, they’ll be making pit stops in a few select cities to unfurl their beach blanket bordello on stage. Guantanamo Baywatch’s upcoming album is slated for release in early 2015. Tour dates are listed below:


Tour Dates:

May 23 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios (w/ the Growlers)

May 27 – Portland, OR – Portland State University

Jun. 11 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir (w/ Tomorrow’s Tulips)

Jun. 20 – San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern

Jun. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Smell

Jun. 22 – San Pedro, CA – Harold’s Place

Jun. 25 – Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room

Jun. 27 – Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas

Jun. 28 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia

Jul. 05 – Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly

Jul. 12 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone

Jul. 15 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive

Jul. 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

Jul. 17 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar

Jul. 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Moonpad (w/ Audacity)


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


“Buncha Dickhead Dales from PDX make campy surf-t(h)rash.”Spin


“Guantanamo Baywatch know exactly where they stand, in the middle of a genre that reached its own limitations sometime in the late 60s: surf rock. It’s impressive, then, how much their new album, Chest Crawl, sounds as fresh, new, and energetic as the genre probably did 50 years ago.”Tiny Mix Tapes


“…a good time tiki party with extra-spiked punch.”Brooklyn Vegan


“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.”Impose


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.