By Andie Giron
Located in Seattle
What do Wavves, Best Coast, Surfer Blood, and The Soft Pack all have in common? They all live by the beach and sing songs about how much they love it and honestly would not want to be anywhere else. To be fair, they write about other things too, but you can’t help but listen to their songs and yearn to be on the beach and living the carefree California lifestyle along with them.
With all of the bands featuring a similar catchy guitar sound and simple lyrics, this is perfect summer listening. Although this beach type music isn’t a new concept (see Let’s Go Surfing-The Drums), it seems like there has been this massive flood of California based bands that have recently been on everyone’s radar. The genre has been coined Surf Punk or Surf Pop and here are some standout tracks to transport you to the sandy California beaches: