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The Californian – A Billion Grains of Sand

A modern day surf act is what these guys are after, and listening to their first cut off of their debut album the spirit of Dick Dale is all over the guitars on A Billion Grains of Sand. The formative years saw the Californian with a litany of line-up changes with members of Phantom Planet, Warpaint, The Bird and the Bee, and The Henry Clay People, coming and going. However, with four years under their belts, the Californian’s lineup has solidified with guitarists Jonathan Price and Darren Robinson, drummer Michael Hopkins, and bassist Jake Gideon.

Using Kickstarter as a platform for raising the cash for the DIY album, the Californian is ready to release their debut album, available this September. A Billion Grains of Sand is rooted in that sock hop / surf rock sound from the early sixties with the ascending and descending guitar picking. The melodies are sunny, energetic and totally infectious.

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