The Tentakills - Rage of Aquarius LP - Sea Glass Green Vinyl (Surf Rock, House of Tabu)
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Springing from the murky depths of the St. Joseph River that runs through South Bend, Indiana; the raging sounds of drippy reverb and tribal drum beats cut through the city. A musical sound that’s so refreshing, people in the local scene clench to it like a life preserver in a tsunami. It’s an instrumental surf rock siren! It’s an astounding sound! It takes us by surprise and tells us, “The Tentakills have arrived!”
The Tentakills took what the elder surf gods created in the first wave of surf rock. The band turned it up a notch with penchant for faster beats and aggressive guitar licks. The band has created a sound all their own while staying true to instrumental surf. Keeping a focus of melody, The Tentakills combine the band member’s diverse musical backgrounds of punk, rock and country.
With members Bill Finn on drums, Tai Barger and Travis Thomas on guitars, and Mike Howard on bass, the quartet formed after having the opportunity to start a band that had been in their collective minds for decades. Seeing the legendary Dick Dale perform live kicked the idea into high gear and the band emerged as The Tentakills in 2018.
Since then The Tentakills have played many great local and regional shows, including two South Bend music festivals; Riverlights Music Fest and South Bend Fringe Fest. They were honored when asked to perform at the Dick Dale Tribute Show at the Melody Inn, Indianapolis, Indiana. They have shared the stage with several notable bands, including Surfer Joe, The Madeira, Daikaiju and The Concussions.
Their first album, Rage of Aquarius represents the band’s best musical efforts combined with finest detail to their sound. The album was recorded and mixed at The Golden Mallard in Elkhart, Indiana and mastered at The Boiler Room in Chicago, Illinois. Rage of Aquarius is the rush and rage of reverb-soaked surf with an edge, exclusively produced by The Tentakills.