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RIFF SUMMER CHALLENGE

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Cynicism, nostalgia and Carpet Diem

Monochrome surfer on wave
Image by Alex Wigan on Wikimedia Commons, CC.

Is there something disingenuous about all these California surf garage bands? Is nostalgia overplayed?

California has been enjoying a huge revival of surf-influenced garage for the last decade and is likely getting tired of being typecast since the dawn of the Beach Boys. Critics — and…

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