"While they deliver the traditional surf rock sound with ease, their specialty is blending in unique sounds and textures from all over the globe." - Phil Dirt, KFJC, Surf's Up! From The Ventures, The Sonics and The Kingsmen, to Hendrix, Heart, Sir Mix-a-Lot and the Grunge scene, the Pacific Northwest's hearty legacy of powerful, individual musical voices is the ground floor for all who follow. Included in the mix are the two & a half decades of original NW Rock/Surf music that King of Hawaii has shared with thousands of fans over those years.
Rarely recorded, "Road Trip" marks a vital creative moment in the band's history as they combine elements of surf, western, rockabilly, and Latin music over 10 new tunes, for a melodic, catchy and joyous celebration of Surf culture. With driving drums, reverb-drenched Fender guitars, and memorable melodies, they also feature rich harmonies, inventive arrangements, and surprising melodic interest supplied by trumpet, pedal steel and fiddle. From the western-inspired "Big Sky" or "San Onofre Suits" to the the cinematic "Caliente!" or the raw power of "Man O War" and "Ratchaser," Road Trip is one enjoyable ride.