Manatees Discography of CDs
||Swamp Thing CD (2003) |
Manatees music CDs The wacked-out glory of free-fall theremins and wave-breaking surf guitar. Named for the famed endangered sea mammal, this is a band with fresh ocean-spray and salsa stains on their well-worn Hawaiian shirts. They also sport soli! d punk credits, guaranteed to warm even the most jaded post-punk heart.
After 5 years of preserving the tradition of wave breaking surf guitars, The Manatees have released their second and best effort yet, "Swamp Thang" A new CD from the Manatees features 14 rock - stomping instrumental hits sure to pound your beach.
The Manatees not only draw on the power of surf rock guitars but reach out for other influences like country, punk, reggae, and ska to fill out the instrumental emotions passed on through this music.
AND boy do they love the Ventures. The Ventures too were not satisfied to play only the rip-roaring sounds of surf instrumental rock, but drew on many different genres to round out their instrumental sound.
Who knew that instrumental surf was virtually invented in the Pacific North West by Tacoma natives, The Ventures. Seattle's, The Manatees, are hip to the fact and have been hell bent on preserving and expanding the tradition for over three years. Listen for Latin, African, punk, Arabic and reggae influences mixed with the surf. The result is music as natural as a camel on the beach drinking a Mai-Tai.
Artist description:The wacked-out glory of free-fall Theremins and wave-breaking surf guitar. Named for the famed endangered sea mammal, this is a band with fresh ocean-spray and salsa stains on their well-worn Hawaiian shirts. They also sport solid punk credits, guaranteed to warm even the most jaded post-punk heart.
Music style:instrumental surf, rock, salsa, world
Musical influences:All music from 1300BC to present.
Artist history:The Manatees are former members of THE DEHUMANIZERS, SLAM SUZZANNE, THE MILWAUKEE ALL STARS, and THE SOILERS.
Group members:Phil Manatee: Guitars/Theremin (Dehumanizers, Slam Suzzanne, Soilers)Mark Manatee: Guitars:electric/acoustic (Milwaukee All Stars) Ed Manatee: Drums (Dehumanizers)Dan Manatee: Bass
Instruments:Guitars, Theremin, Bass, Drums
Audio Mixer: Floyd Reitsman.
Recording information: Studio Litho, Seattle, WA; Vagrant Recording Studio.
Animations: Dan Knight; Rick Altergott.
Manatees: Ed, Phil, Nichael, Dank.
Personnel: Manatee Michael (guitar, 6-string bass); Phil Manatee (guitar, Theremin); Ed Manatee (drums, percussion).
||Icarus, The Sunclimber CD (2009) |
Manatees discography Track Listing of songs: Of Wax & Wing; Sunclimber, The; Hyperion Altitude; Untitled; False Sun; Out of the Sky, Into the Gutter;
||Snackin' With CD (2001) |
Manatees songs The Manatees at first glance come across as just another surf group yet deserve to be examined a bit closer. With the bulk of their material being instrumental guitar-rooted music, one could easily say that puts the Manatees in the ranks of multiple surf-based bands. What separates the Manatees is their unique song structure and complexity of the material they write and perform on Snackin' With the Manatees. On "Mendoza," one gets to experience the band's expert use of multiple time signature changes and melodic passages. The gradual addition of each instrument at the onset of the tune proves to be the first hook, followed by many other hooks. "Immigration," which begins with a Latin twist, progresses through multiple facades before returning to the original Latin flavor. This serves to have a hypnotic effect, capturing the listener into the band's tangled web. "Batman," one of the three covers from the 18 songs on the album, is sure to be a favorite with the dance crowd. The great dance groove ...
Popular or famous Manatees music songs: Untitled, Sunclimber, Of Wax & Wing, False Sun, Hyperion Altitude, Out of the Sky, Into the Gutter. More music songs Seventeen And A Half Years Dub Remix, Tahini, Swamp Thang, Fumble, Immigration, Mendoza, Platform, Crevice, Blowhole, Peace Pirate, Back To The Swamp. More music songs Iguana Moon, Rolling To a Stop, Oscillations. See All Songs
Manatees CD discography Key Personnel
|Member Name||Worked With|
|Dank||J Dilla, Tupac Shakur, Duce Duce|
|Phil||Original Soundtrack, Subhumans, Bargain Music, Optimum Wound Profile, Red Monkey, A Static Lullaby, Tony Brown, Burning Heads, Danny Cohen, Dr. Israel|
|Ed||Zebrahead, Jen, Slapshot, Blenderhead, Bunjie Jambo, Carnival Art, Cynical Smile, DJ Daryl|
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