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“THE VENTURES meet LED ZEPPELIN
in DON KNOTTS’ living room”

- LA Weekly


“LAWNDALE practices surf music of the grandest order, raising it to the level of high art.”
- CMJ


“Some of the most catching originals since The Ventures.”
 - Flipside



"A Pulp Novel in Every Tune" 
- LA Reader

“Salty, psyched-out, souped-up, surf-centric, instrumental insurrectionaries
Lawndale's reliably offbeat and brilliant guitar barrage will bring a riptide of irresistible grooves crashing onto your sconce with devastating impact. Hang 13!“

- Jonny Whiteside


“If you’re not listening to what I’m listening to, the glorious and grand Sound of Lawndale, then I banish thee hence to the land of the terminally unhip…… [Lawndale’s 1st album] Beyond Barbeque is a collection of 11 instrumentals written, arranged and performed by the DEMENTEDLY SKILLED members.”
Keith Gordon-THE METRO


“Space Age post-punk instrumentals…twangy exotic sound….
quality to make one hell of an exotic wipe out.”

- CMJ


“...if you have any fondness for early '60s instrumentals (surf and Shadows inspired) and care to see it done with superb authenticity plus a demented tinge of Pink Floyd influence, this is the band”
 - Stone Age News


'Beyond Barbeque' blows R.E.M.’s  ‘White Tornado’ away
several times over.”

- QC QUAD

KEEPERS OF THE INSTRUMENTAL ROCK & ROLL FLAME,
these dudes churn out a multi-textured and international concoction; summoning images of spies, samurai, saurkraught, starlets and surfers.”
- LA Reader


“Blistering guitars, wacky irreverence, and trivial knowledge of all music.”

- SST Records


“…evokes a musical background of spaghetti westerns and spy chases,
Ventures-style surf rock and glorious guitars.”

- Sweet Potato


“A must for anyone who loves instrumental
electric guitar with a surf rock tinge.”

 - All Music Guide


“'Streets of Desire' is the 'Pipeline' of the 80's”

 - Venue


“Two albums of winning twang… a refreshing dip into delightful waters.”
- Trouser Press


"Lawndale escapes the curse of the 'revival band' by being
too funny to be guilty of pomposity or indulgence" 

- Andrea 'Enthal - KPFK


“Lawndale rocks hard throughout this delightful and unpredictable album, uniting styles with effortless glee…every cut on ‘Sasquatch Rock’ is a keeper”
 - Richard Foss-AMG

 

“a huge witch's brew of every instrumental rock/pop classic up until the mid-80s. …..not many bands can claim Greg Ginn played guest lead guitar on one their records (“March of the Melted Army Men” ….it’s the ginchiest).”
- Pig State Recon

“Fine, freethinking freaky instros.”
- Jonny Whiteside

 

         
         
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