Thursday, August 20, 2015

Premiere: First Single from Black Flamingos' Self-titled EP

Black Flamingos at the Asbury Park Surf Music Festival in July


Quite simply, I love local surf rock trio Black Flamingos. Robbie Butkowski (guitar), Declan O'Connell (bass), and Vincent Minervino (drums) all have other projects; but they definitely make some magic when they come together as Black Flamingos. The power trio setup gives Butkowski a chance to open up and go wild on guitar, and all the reverb and twang gets me... right here... you know?

Anyway, I'm thrilled that the guys are allowing me to give you the first taste of their upcoming, self-titled EP. The record is due from Little Dickman on October 16th, but you can take a listen to single "Okinawa" right now. The song is a careening tribute to traditional surf instrumentals with Black Flamingos' signature edge and just a hint of darkness.

Black Flamingos was engineered and mixed at Coffe Haus Studios in Freehold, NJ and features some amazing artwork by Sol Rac.

You've got two chances to catch Black Flamingos live this weekend as they play Friday at The Claddagh in Highlands and head to Roxy & Duke's in Dunellen for the Rockabilly Rally on Saturday afternoon.

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