Saturday, August 22, 2009

Watch For High-Flying MiGs

The MiGs
The MiGs
Ripped @ a jettin' 320
Bernard, the founder and lead guitarist of The MiGs wrote me several months ago after I posted The MiGs Monkfish Liver CD. He was happy to see the groups tunes getting some love out there. We met up at the Ink & Iron show at the Queen Mary where he performed as part of Rudi Protrudi's Fuzztones. Accomplished musician, avid fisherman, and surfer, Bernard is a busy guy, playing with several different groups. Look forward to seeing what he's up to next.
LA's The MiGs are a full-tilt surf-influenced instrumental trio. Their music was recently featured on Paris Hilton's "Simple Life", WB's Highschool Reunion, MTV's Surf Girls, Adrenalina Sports TV as well as numerous other surf videos, television shows and films. Live shows have been as broad a range as: opening for Banyan, Los Straitjackets, Fishbone, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, Dubcat and Tom Curren (in Santa Cruz during the O'Neill Coldwater Classic).
Founded in 1999 by Los Angeles guitar slinger (and surfer) Bernard Yin, the band has experimented with various styles; somehow alway returning to something "surfy". This is not traditional surf music but more hard-driving music woven with psy chedelic and experimental elements.

1 Sweet and Sour
2 Jet Wash
3 1600 Armadillos
4 Honolulu
5 Too Many People
6 Sake Bindings
7 Blen Gate
8 Muchacha No. 3
Get it HERE
Check out this 23 minute live show  courtesy of Chrome Oxide Radio


Bernard Yin said...

Thanks for doing me the honor. For a brief period after this release, a smaller and more instro-heavy lineup ran with even better nimbleness and ferocity all at once. I am getting the itch to do it again .... cheers, B