A few weeks ago in we told you that BODEGA GIRLS had swung down to New York to record a new track with a couple of former Bostonians: producer Isom Innis -- the a touring member of Foster the People and the beautiful brains behind underrated local electro-pop outfit Southern Belle, who had a great track in 2010 called "Walk Out" -- and collaborator Anthony Rossomando, who before hooking up with Dirty Pretty Things, Klaxons, and the Libertines was known around this 'hood as a guitarist of the Damn Personals.
That's a lot of Boston magic working the scene down I-95, so it's no surprise the results are pretty cool. Today the Bodega crew released the fireball track, "Surf's Up America," which singer/guitarist Jake Brennan describes as a lyrical laundry list of "American things that don't suck." It's got shout-outs to MCA, Detroit, Jon Voight, Kurt Cobain, Bushwick, Biggie, Grandmaster Flash, and even goes a bit international with what we're guessing is a nod to the Undertones' 1978 punk anthem "Teenage Kicks," a staple of Bodega's dance parties at the Middlesex Lounge. Shit is rad.
"Surfs Up America" was recorded at Converse's Rubber Tracks studio, the same bustling joint that helped birth Viva Viva's new upcoming double-7-inch. They get a shout-out here as well.
Download the track for the nice-price of free over at the Rubber Tracks Facebook page, and peep the promo video below.
On a side note: Hey Isom, let's get some new Southern Belle tracks making the rounds. We'll host them here at On The Download anytime.