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Jacuzzi Boys announce tour, stream album at SPIN now

By August 24, 2011No Comments


MP3: Cool Vapors

Jacuzzi Boys’ new album, Glazin’, is now streaming in full at and it’s out Aug. 29 on Hardly Art. Today the band also announced a lengthy run of Fall tour dates, including a stop at CMJ and several shows with their pals Davila 666.

The Jacuzzi Boys’ practice space is like most any other — crammed with gear along with one of the guys’ record collections. But their band room happens to be located in a trailer tucked just inside Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on gorgeous Key Biscayne, FL. Just a few feet from their amps: tropical paradise. This is an area home to weird animals and buttonwood trees, located on an island just outside of Miami. “Miami is not known for producing many good bands,” bassist Danny Gonzalez concedes. “So, quite frequently we get asked, ‘would you ever consider moving?’ Our answer is always, ‘No!’ This is where our friends and family are from. Miami is such a part of the Jacuzzi Boys, as important as any musical influence.”

The Jacuzzi Boys are guitarist/vocalist Gabriel Alcala, drummer Diego Monasterios, and bassist Danny Gonzalez, three dudes from South Florida, bright as neon and fun as hell. After forming the band in 2007 and accruing a handful of 45s, the group released the LP No Seasons on Florida’s Dying (located in nearby Orlando, FL) in 2009. Now, in 2011, we have Glazin’ – their second full-length, and the first for Hardly Art.

For Glazin’, the group traveled to Key Club Studios in Benton Harbor, MI where they spent twelve full days recording and mixing. The Jacuzzi Boys used this as an opportunity to dig deeper into the production of each song. “If the first record was the Everglades, the follow-up is Dadeland Mall,” says Alcala. This is also true sonically – while No Seasons was a primal wallop, Glazin’ has the slight sheen of a studio environment. Moving beyond the beauty and harshness inherent in a life spent within a single climate, Glazin’ instead offers a take on the culture that surrounds that environment: girls, cruising, air conditioning, and “raspberry feelings.”

Crisp hand claps, tambourine shake, zip gun guitar and sneaky lazer keys are all here, alongside rolling bass lines, the sharp-snap drums of the unshakable Jacuzzi Boys’ sound, and Alcala’s cool, breezy vocals winding through it all. The trio offers up 10 new tracks of outré power pop, occasionally roaming into surf territory (“Lebras and Zebras”) as well as some heavy metallic glitter (“Silver Sphere”). Despite having been recorded in Michigan, nearly every track on Glazin’ circles back to Miami through love ditties about crushing and glazin’, big anthems dedicated to waiting on a bus, and miniature neon glam rock opuses about a death dream and erections.

While it conjures images both sweet and sexual, those looking for specific meaning within the term “glazin'” will be disappointed. When pressed for details, the band confirmed that there is no concrete definition for the word. Alcala made it up, and the band instantly knew what he meant by it. It could be a state of mind, it could be a way of life, it could be about sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. However it is meant to be taken, with any luck, Glazin’ will soon become synonymous with Miami: “The Gun Club and X are so L.A., and Television is so New York,” says Gonzalez. “It’s such a part of what makes them who they are, you know? I always wanted to have a band like that, birthed from its environment.”


“Jacuzzi Boys are badass.” — Impose

“Surprisingly tight and trippy.” — SPIN (“Best New Band”)

“The Jacuzzi Boys have gone way farther, way quicker than we could’ve expected.” — Miami New Times


Tue 20-Sep Tallahassee, FL Retrofit Records
Wed 21-Sep New Orleans, LA Siberia
Thu 22-Sep Houston, TX The Mink
Fri 23-Sep Austin, TX Red 7
Sat 24-Sep Denton, TX Rubber Gloves
Sun 25-Sep Tulsa, OK The Reverb
Tue 27-Sep Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room
Wed 28-Sep Palm Springs, CA Dillon Roadhouse
Thu 29-Sep Fullerton, CA The Continental
Fri 30-Sep San Diego, CA Til-Two Club
Sat 1-Oct Los Angeles, CA Blue Star Bar
Sun 2-Oct San Francisco, CA Hemlock Tavern
Mon 3-Oct Seaside, CA The Alternative Lounge
Tue 4-Oct Sacramento, CA TBA
Thu 6-Oct Portland, OR East End
Fri 7-Oct Seattle, WA Funhouse
Sat 8 -Oct Vancouver, BC The Waldorf
Tue 11-Oct St. Paul, MN Turf Club
Wed 12-Oct Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club
Thu 13-Oct Chicago, IL Ultra Lounge
Fri 14-Oct Bloomington, IN The Bishop
Sat 15-Oct Detroit, MI Lager House
Sun 16-Oct Toronto, ON Parts & Labour
Tue 18-Oct Montreal, QC Il Motore
Wed 19-Oct Boston, MA TBA
Fri 21-Oct CMJ Brooklyn 285 Kent (Hardly Art party)
Sat 22-Oct CMJ Brooklyn Bruise Cruise Showcase
Sun 23-Oct Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
Mon 24-Oct Baltimore, MD Talking Head Club @ Sonar
Wed 26-Oct Cincinnati, OH The Comet *
Thu 27-Oct Pittsburgh, PA 31st Street Pub *
Fri 28-Oct Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
Sat 29-Oct Nashville, TN TBA
Sun 30-Oct Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Café
Mon 31-Oct Atlanta, GA The EARL *

* = w/ Davila 666

Jacuzzi Boys :: Glazin’
(Hardly Art) :: Street Date: Aug. 29, 2011

  1. Vizcaya
  2. Automatic Jail
  3. Glazin’
  4. Cool Vapors
  5. Libras and Zebras
  6. Crush
  7. Silver Sphere (Death Dream)
  8. Zeppelin
  9. Los Angeles
  10. Koo Koo with You

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