Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 11:45 a.m.
Swashbuckling throwback rockers Hindu Pirates
piled into Hurley Studios
in Costa Mesa
recently, laying down four new tracks before their Thursday afternoon gig opening for Grouplove
at the US Open of Surfing.
One of those songs recently fell into our hands and we're passing it on to you, like the good music bloggers that we are. Rife with skittering summer drum beats, twangy guitar riffs and slap back vocals, the new song "Be My Friend" could fit very snugly into the Pirates' catalog of dirty, upbeat garage tunes that happily ride the wave of classic sounds a la the Trashmen and the Surfaris and surf rock's other modern day practitioners.
Though the Huntington Beach locals were raised on the high seas, their songs about summer fun and everyday recklessness make a point not to go too deep, which makes this a perfect track to absorb on the beach surrounded by sun-tanned babes, wetsuit adonises and brosefs galore. Listen to the song after the jump!
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