Legato Vipers – LV

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Surf’s up.

It can’t be easy trying to make it as an instrumental beach band in Guelph. Then again, one gets the sense, upon taking LV for a spin, that these dudes—they play in Bry Webb and the Providers, Del Bel, Skeletones Four and more—are doing this primarily for kicks.

This is no comedic venture, however—these Vipers are pulling off a slick and sober homage to the ’60s in the vein of Dick Dale and Shadowy Men (it should be noted, Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet, by their own declaration, are “not a fucking surf band”) that can be visualized as easily as it’s listened to; check out “Gangly Dancer” below, for a taste.

-Scott Bryson

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