Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Get to Know: Jacuzzi Boys

Miami's Jacuzzi Boys are a punk/grunge band with an emerging pop sheen. The band consists of Gabriela Alcala (vocals/guitar), Diego Monasterios (drums) and Danny Gonzalez (bass). The guys released No Seasons in 2009, and just followed up with the very good Glazin' on Seattle's Hardly Art label. The buzz for Jacuzzi Boys is building, and they have toured with King Khan and the Shrines and more recently attracted the notice of Jack White, performing a show at his Third Man Records in Nashville.

Here is the title track to the new album:

Jacuzzi Boys - Glazin from komAwald on Vimeo.

The poppier "Koo Koo with you":

My take on Jacuzzi Boys is that the first album was interesting, and this one is quite good. They guys are tightening up in the right places and spreading their wings in the right places. I look forward to more sounds from this band.

Something with a weightier sound -- "Cool Vapors" (about the joys of an air conditioned ride):

And just for fun, "Smells Dead", one of my favorites from their first album:

Jacuzzi Boys - Smells Dead from John McSwain on Vimeo.

Hardly Art

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