Bodega Bay is not surf rock. It might be punk, art rock or garage rock but definitely not surf rock.
"A lot of music blogs write about us and say we're surf rock, and we're guessing that's because they only read our name," Aiko Masubuchi said.
Bodega Bay is based in Brooklyn, and align themselves to an art collective/movement/zine called "slackgaze" organized by Winston (aka Wimpy Slacer). In the words of Ben Hozie, lead vocal and guitarist, "It's working really heard to exist outside of a preordained notion of success." The band put that philosophy into their sound -- their songs are only about two to three minutes but are filled with bursts of energy and theatrical flair. Bodega Bay consists of six members: Aiko Masubuchi, drums; Ben Hozie, vox and guitar; Josef Von Welkkmann, percussion and vox; Nikki Belfiglio, percussion and vox; Joshua Fu, bass and Jacob Kaplan, guitar.
They invited me to their decorated practice space in Manhattan given to them by Winston at Slackgaze called Nola, Darling to talk about five hour rock operas, embracing chaos and perform "Brancusi Brainwash Birds."
They're working on a new album that might consist of 33 songs according to Josef...So look out for a whole lot of Bodega Bay in the near future but in the meantime listen to a few tracks below.