Combining the vintage vibe of Dick Dale and The Ventures with the irreverent whimsy of The Blues Brothers and Tony Clifton, Don & The Quixotes recall the sock hops and beach parties of the heyday of surf music, 1961-64. New originals sound like classic favorites; familiar covers are turned inside out and fully reverberated. The Quixotes WILL: dress up, start your party, entertain the troops, get bodies moving, make references to 17th-century literature, play as necessary, and leave party-goers smiling. Need unique for your party, event or wedding? Look no further.
“Before you color outside the lines, you have to learn to color inside the lines. Otherwise, you’re just making a boring, undisciplined scrawl. When garage bands incorporate surf into their sound, they frequently seem to think that thrashy is good. No. Thrashy is lazy. I want my surf music served up with precision and authority, like a monster 10-foot curl breaking at the end of a set at Zuma Beach.
Portland’s Don and the Quixotes understand surf music so well that they can slingshot it right back with tons of humor and attitude, but without losing that twangy backbone and articulated delivery that define the genre. All the important guitar elements are there: gurgly Fender tones, woozy vibrato and oceans of reverb. Their authentic sound allows them to layer on the quirky laughs, and these guys might be the best surf-rock jokesters since The Trashmen confounded a nation of radio listeners with “Surfin’ Bird” in 1963.