The players: Ray “Quick Limbs” Ramos (drums), Neal McFarland (bass, vocals), Jae Elliott (guitar, lead vocals)
Hometown: Santa Barbara
Sounds like: Rock ’n’ roll psychedelic surf
Kindred spirits: Tom Waits, Mac DeMarco, Nick Cave, M. Ward
What was the first record you ever purchased? INXS’ The Greatest Hits
What was the first concert you ever attended? Lollapalooza 2002
Was there a band/artist that inspired you to start making music? Tom Waits inspired me to pursue music.
What was the last song that made you cry? “You’re the One” by The Black Keys
If we dug through your music collection, what’s the strangest thing we’d find? The World of Harry Partch
If you could write a song with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? Dr. John
What’s one song you wish you’d written? “Kiss” by Prince
What’s been your proudest Santa Barbara music-scene moment? Playing a show with a dozen pinup girls downtown.
Favorite album of 2014 (so far): Ty Segall’s Manipulator
Listen now: “Ruby Red”