These guys are practically in my backyard and the sound is so Californian I actually got a bit nostalgic. If you can be nostalgic while, you know, still living here and jumping around to infectious, fast-paced tunes. From Stockton, CA, the guys of Surf Club spent Seven Questions In Heaven with us. Let’s go to the beach, bitches!
Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
Frankie Soto: We play fast, fun, pop music.
Eddie Zepeda: It’s just pop.
Jose Medina: Jangly.
Alfonso Robles: It’s hella noisy.
Who are your musical influences and idols?
FS: There’s so much. A lot of friends influence me. I like a lot of current artists and a lot of old. A lot of Sarah Records stuff and also a lot of Slumberland stuff from the ’90s and now. I’m also a huge fan of that band Abe Vigoda. Have been for so long.
EZ: The first bands Frankie and I ever bro’d out over were Modest Mouse and Algernon Cadwallader. I also grew up on a lot of Motown stuff because of my parents. Tons of new stuff too, though.
JM: I’ve always been a sucker for jazz drumming. Some that I admire are those like Dave Weckl, Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd, Steve Smith. All great drummers.
AR: it’s hard to narrow it down. We basically listen to everything. A lot of local bands when we first started writing music were a big influence on me. My idols are probably The Beach Boys, though.
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