Planet Earth’s Longest Running Modern Surf Band!
INSECT SURFERS were originally formed in the summer of ’79 in Washington, D.C., after guitarist David Arnson envisioned a new Surf Band for the modern era that combined elements of psychedelic rock, 60s instrumentals, and punk rock energy. Touring the U.S. extensively, they released several independent LPs and singles that placed as high as #25 on the national college radio charts, and solidified them as one of the most unique bands of the late 70s/early 80s East Coast scene. It wasn’t unusual to see Insect Surfers play on the same stages as Iggy Pop, The Stranglers, Psychedelic Furs, Joan Jett, Echo and the Bunnymen, Revillos, etc.
Far from being a nostalgia act, INSECT SURFERS play guitar-fueled instrumental rock for tomorrow – today! The 50’s and 60’s stylings of such artists as Link Wray and Dick Dale are filtered through psychedelia, punk rock and soundtrack themes to produce a unique, invigorating and danceable blend. “Jetstream propulsion, dual lead twang”, “The Clash meets the Ventures”, “Psychedelic Rangers”, “Traditional yet progressive”, are all taken from reviewers’ descriptions.
So…Submerge, hang twelve, and immerse yourself in the surfadelic sounds of INSECT SURFERS.