Downtown Beach is a kick-ass collection of new surf rock tunes that simultaneously returns instrumental rock to it's roots and pushes the envelope of 'Surf Music' to it's bleeding edge. The hollow-body guitars, big bass, booming drums, and raw mixes on Downtown Beach are typical of early instro-rock pioneers such as Link Wray & Duane Eddy, while the arrangements and attitude are completely modern. Chum is not your daddy's surf music. No pretty harmonies, no old ladies from The Valley, no matching suits/hawaiian shirts... Chum is about a good time fueled by pints of the good stuff (insert your favorite beer here, or use Guinness as a reliable default.) Chum is guitar, bass, drums, reverb, volume, some attitude, and a suitcase full of bad jokes. Chum hails from the South Bay of Los Angeles, CA. Yeah, the same area that brought you Dewey Weber, The Belairs, The Beach Boys, Black Flag, and Pennywise. Surf Music by surfers, for surfers... For those who know what a mouth full of salt water tastes like, the smell of a wetsuit that's been in your trunk a bit too long, and a crotch full of sand.