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Unnecessary Commentary

by Matt Hurray

Matt Hurray releases his second collection of original Instrumental Surf Tunes, and it is a fantastic listening experience! From the fast pace tunes to the mellow gems this collection is a keeper. Play It Loud!
Genre: Rock: Surf Rock
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1. El Rollo
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2. Corduroy
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3. Black Sand Tan
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4. June Solstice
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5. 7th Street
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6. Feel Good
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7. Sunset Girl
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8. One Day Away
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9. Late Start
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10. Ponch and Juan
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11. Hanalei Bay
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12. The North Swell
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13. Shoot the Pier
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14. Chillin'
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15. Todos Santos
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16. Gin and Tonics
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17. Snug Harbor
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18. Tandem
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
MATT HURRAY released his second solo project of instrumental surf tunes entitled “Unnecessary Commentary” on June 29th, 2016. All eighteen songs were written, performed, and recorded between the winter of 2013 and the spring of 2016.

Hurray is featured as the composer / lead guitarist and is accompanied by Jim Rice (Additional Guitars), Peter Freiberger (Bass Guitar), Gary Ferguson (Drums), Danny Timms (Keyboards) and Gary Brandin (Steel Guitar). Additional guest musicians are Chris Cruttenden (Ukulele on June Solstice) and Ron Finn (Additional Guitar on Corduroy).

“Unnecessary Commentary” is an exciting collection of original instrumental tunes crafted by Hurray that includes upbeat classics, medium paced gems, and a few mellow relaxers that keep the audience involved in the fun from start to finish. An instant classic that will stand the test of time…Play It Loud!

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David Buckner

Matt Hurray Unnecessary Commentary
If you've ever wondered what distinguishes one surf rock collection from another, get your hands on this disc immediately. "Unnecessary Commentary" is both distinctive and infectious. Yes, all tracks are sans vocals but don't let that deter you from exploring the aural confections offered by Matt Hurray and his band. The various Fender guitars on display here form a language in themselves.
The endless variety combined with the flowing guitar melodies and some creative arrangements make this one of the best surf records you'll hear for long time. The vibe is authentic - whether evoking images of bright Summer mornings in leafy suburbia, or a sunset slowly extinguished as gentle waves lick the shoreline.
From the start you'll find yourself surrendering to the rich, lilting instrumentation. "Shoot the Pier" is an exuberant, propulsive number that recalls classic 80's surf rock from California bands like Jon and the Nightriders or the Surf Raiders. "The North Swell" unfurls a driving rhythm that will have you heading for the shore in no time. "Sunset Girl" and the enticing "Gin and Tonics" will remind you how good life can be when the right elements blend into a seamless, sensational vibe.
The loose, stripped down nature of "Black Sand Tan" and the breezy acoustic guitars of "Todos Santos" give the collection a depth not normally found on surf rock releases.
Jim Rice's production throughout is impeccable. Most of the record's sonic elements hit all the right areas of the brain, transporting you to windswept cliffs and Pacific Ocean vistas. I found that the images and overall sensations stay with you long after the music stops.
A tonic for times, Matt Hurray locates himself at the nexus of musical talent, vintage style, and a cheeky ebullience that marks this uplifting, engaging collection of surf instrumentals. It's fun, life-affirming and addictive. You'll want to share it with your friends. In fact, they might even buy you a round at "Snug Harbor" as a thank you.
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