Guantanamo Baywatch crawls out of their natural, basement-level habitat to perform at after their first U.S. tour, following the release of their new self-titled LP from Hovercraft and Work/Sound Records. Started in March 2009, Guantanamo Baywatch is comprised of Jason Powell, Chevelle Wiseman and Devvin Trainer. Powell and Wiseman received their BFAs from Pacific Northwest Collage of Art, where Trainer is currently a student. Guantanamo Baywatch draws their influences from piña colada lagoons, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, skateboarding iguanas, Elvis films, hammerhead shark attacks and skinny dipping in the La Brea Tar Pits to create their scuzzy, high energy brand of surf-thrash R&B.
Totally Tubular, Ethan Jayne, Portland Mercury, June 29, 2010.
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