Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of the Ventures, The Shadows, and with Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high energy brand of original rock & roll around the world.
On the heels of their just announced collaboration with labelmate Nick Lowe, Los Straitjackets take their talents to TV Land on Channel Surfing, out June 21, on Yep Roc Records.
Adding their high-energy rock and roll instrumental prowess to some of television’s most memorable theme songs, the four-song EP includes renditions of Game of Thrones, The Andy Griffith Show, Ken Burns’ The Civil War, and a medley of Dancing With The Stars and Sex and the City.
The touring line-up for the band — Eddie Angel (guitar); Greg Townson (guitar); Pete Curry (bass); and Chris Sprague (drums, percussion) — continues to don their easily recognizable attire of lucha libre masks. Over their 20-year career, the group has released 16 studio albums, two live albums, and toured the world with El Vez, Dave Alvin, The Reverend Horton Heat, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Big Sandy, and Nick Lowe. More Info >>