Contemporary surf band Los Javelin could have fit in on Sabor Surf as they mimic the sound of the movement’s dawn with startling precision. Founded in 2001, the Caracas-based band captures the Venezuelan surf rock essence by hanging on to surf’s classic aesthetics. “We preserve surf’s classic sound by using vintage instrumentation,” says Dr. Staccato, Los Javelin’s primary guitarist. “Our ideology is twang.” Aside from their high fidelity sounds and explicit nods to early psych rock, any of Los Javelin’s tracks could undoubtedly pass as songs dug up from an out-of-print surf music 7-inch sold for small change at a Venezuelan thrift store. --- By Luis Minvielle · "A Brief History of South American Surf Rock" · Bandcamp Daily · November 12, 2021
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With more than 15 years in national and international scenes, inspired by the music of The Shadows, Henry Mancini, Ennio Morricone, Dick Dale & His Del-Tones and Esquivel, born in 2001 in Caracas, Los Javelin are the Venezuelan expression of surfabilly & roll.
Joan La Riva a.k.a. Barracuda on bass, Lerryns Hernandez a.k.a. Poison-Veneto on drums and Harold Quevedo a.k.a. Dr. Staccato on the Surf Guitar make up this trio considered representatives of the surf music in Venezuela.
Cocktail Caracas is exactly what the title saying. A mix of exotica, lounge, surf, ska, Latin America and Caribbean sounds directly from Santiago de León de Caracas, the capitol of Venezuela.
Los Javelin was born in 2001 and this is their second release. 8 amazing tracks produced and recording by Grammy Winners Daniel Espinoza and Yein Gonzalez, have a unique feeling.
This album is the rebirth of exotica sounds of Juan Garcia Esquivel, the twang sounds of The Shadows, the passion of Dick Dale & His Del-Tones, the complete movie sound of Henry Mancini and Ennio Morricone, under the Venezuelan sun.
1. La Maraquita : A fully exotic danceable track. One of the gentlest sounds that you have to dance it with your love in a room full of red curtains with black spots.
2. Punkabilly Surfer : The perfect soundtrack for the missing and unknown spy 6t’s movie that someone will discover on Ralph Thomas old desk.
3. El Toro : That’s what happening when you are mixing Asian music roots with Mexican trumpets and a Spanish flavor. Please watch out, El Toro will blow your mind.
4. Luna De Margarita : A classic Space theme. You can see the aliens dancing together with monsters on the grand ballroom
5. Camino A Tijuana : This is the perfect track to fell in love and dance under the moon of Tijuana. Are you still waiting to ask her for a dance?
6. Achtung Lab : This track comes naturally from the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. "How long will I live?", "Until dawn."
7. Ska Surf : Have you ever listened the perfect mix of ska and surf music?
8. Caramelo E Chocolate : This is by far my favorite track. This is what this record is about. This is the taste that you must have after listening COCKTAIL CARACAS.
Thank you Barracuda, Poison Veneto and Dr. Staccato, thank you LOS JAVELIN.
1. La Maraquita (Roberto Pedrosa, Joan La Riva, Harold Quevedo, Daniel Espinoza)
2. Punkabilly Surfer (Joan La Riva, Harold Quevedo, Daniel Espinoza)
3. El Toro (Joan La Riva, Harold Quevedo, Daniel Espinoza)
4. Luna de Margarita (Simon Diaz)
5. Camino a Tijuana (Nerio Borges, Joan La Riva, Harold Quevedo, Daniel Espinoza)
6. Achtung Lab (Joan La Riva, Harold Quevedo, Daniel Espinoza)
7. Ska Surf (Joan La Riva, Harold Quevedo, Daniel Espinoza)
8. Caramelo e Chocolate (Carlos Quintana - Tabaco)