100 Songs of Summer #31 “King of the Beach” by Wavves

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Whether you are building sandcastles, flying kites, showing off on your board or showing off that tan, there’s a good chance that a day at the beach on the East End is going to provide a little friendly competition. Since that holds particularly true for beach-goers at Sagg Main, flying high and vying for a crown of some sort in the Dan’s Papers Annual Kite Fly, our Top 100 Songs of Summer Countdown entry today is in the king-me spirit.

Hamptons 100 Songs of Summer #31

“King of the Beach” by Wavves

As if the band’s name didn’t say it all, here’s a tune spiked with suntan lotion and sunburns and serious attitude. The title track off Wavves’ stellar 2010 album hearkens back to the sun-bleached sounds of the Beach Boys in the 1960s, adding some punk-driven guitar, an undercurrent of 1980s satire celebrated by such acts as the Dead Milkmen, and a splash of 21st century L.A. attitude for a masterful mix that awakens the secret surf-rocker inside us all.

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