Portland Trio Guantanamo Baywatch Premieres “Too Late”

Featuring back-up vocals from Burger records crooner Curtis Harding.

I saw Guantanamo Baywatch live once, years ago, in a sweaty Boston venue above a restaurant that sometimes hosted wild garage rock shows. Back then, the Portland trio were making boisterous, classic-sounding surf that was perfectly suited for parties just like that one. But this new jam from the band's upcoming full length is definitely a stylistic shift; the rockabilly-tinged "Too Late"—which also features backing vocals from Burger Records crooner Curtis Harding—sounds closer to something that might have been performed during The Last Waltz than the sort of party-ready rock that one Boston haunt was famous for hosting. But Darling…It's Too Late drops May 12th via Suicide Squeeze; check some tour dates below, too.

Tour dates:

3/07/15 – Portland, OR @ The Know
3/11/15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout
3/12/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
3/13/15 – Tempe, AZ @ Time Out Lounge for RAMPAGE FEST
3/14/15 – El Paso, TX @ The Monarch
3/17/21 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/22/15 – San Antonio, TX @ The Korova for Burger Hangover
3/24/15 – Tucson, AZ @ Thinktank
5/01/15 – Eugene, OR @ KWVA Birthday Show at WOW Hall

Lead image: Tony Accosta

Portland Trio Guantanamo Baywatch Premieres “Too Late”