The Expendables


The Expendables have proven anything but in their nearly 25-year career since starting out as a  spirited party band in high school performing surf-rock covers for birthdays and family  gatherings. A quarter-century later, elementary school buddies Raul Bianchi, Adam Peterson and  Geoff Weers, along with bassist Ryan DeMars, who joined in 2000, have forged a unique sound  born in the laid-back beach life in their hometown of Santa Cruz, CA. The Expendables’  infectious hybrid of ska, surf-rock, punk, reggae and metal can be heard in their latest streaming  track, “Surfman Cometh,” a spaghetti-western meets “Pipeline” twang that could easily form the  soundtrack to the latest Quentin Tarantino film. The song is the first release from the group’s new  and improved Band Room, their longtime rehearsal space in a 1,100 square foot warehouse and  former wine cellar on Coral Street, where Adam Patterson took charge of the final mix to great  effect. The band’s previous studio album of original material, 2015’s Sand in the Sky, was  followed by The Expendables’ second release featuring acoustic reworkings of past material,  Gone Raw, 2019’s follow-up to 2012’s Gone Soft. The Expendables continue woodshedding  until they can get back out on the road. Their 2017 Moment EP, which debuted at #1 on the  Billboard Reggae chart, showed the band starting to move into different musical directions, a set  featuring collaborations with reggae crooner HIRIE, rapper Tech N9ne, Eric Rachmany, and  Micah Peuschel

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