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Surly Gates in Austin on 02-24-17

Surly Gates in Austin on 03-15-16

Austin Chronicle (Michael Toland)

Glide Magazine

Surly Gates official artist SXSW 2015

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SXSW 2014 Schedule

Surly Fest & Other Shows SXSW 2014 Tuesday, March 11 – Surly Fest 12:30 – 1:00        The Happen Ins 1:15 – 1:45        Quality Floods 2:00 – 2:30        Gymshorts 2:45 – 3:15         Modrag 3:30 – 4:00        Cosmonauts 4:15 – 4:45 […]

Official SXSW Artist!

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Midyear Best Ofs, 2013 (Trip Inside This House)

Top 9 EPs (Alphabetically) 1 – The Auras – The Auras (Optical Sounds) 2 – Celestial Bums/Helicon – Mind Explosion (Psyilocybin Sounds) 3 – Dead Parties – Tribe (Self-released) 4 – Dean Allen Foyd – Road To Atlas (Crusher Records) 5 – Piatcions – Heaven’s Sins (Fuzz Club Records) 6 – Surly Gates – Surly Gates (Self-released) 7 – This Other Kingdom – Sunlight (Self-released) 8 – Uberfuzz – […]


Sand-blasted, sun-burned acid rock that celebrates the Texas psychedlia legacy with wailing guitar, fuzzy farfisa, and lysergic vocals. Branded a “Texi-cali Freakshow” by one Warren Sawyer.

The Eyes of Psych Roots in the Underworld Music Webzine

Otra banda de Austin (Texas) de garage acid psych. Éste es su primer EP y ya hay que tenerlos visto desde temprano. Porque desde este momento se nota su lugar en el mundo del psych rock. Ellos son Rusty Boyer en guitarra y voces; Jonathan Lennartz también en guitarra y voces; Darian Momanaee en orgáno, […]

Active Listener Sampler Volume 5

Toujours un coup d’Avance !

“Ils sont cinq, originaires d’Austin (Texas) et semblent graviter dans un univers intemporel. Surly Gates offre un mélange subtil entre ambiances psychédéliques, harmonies vocales 60’s et rock garage doucement énervé. Parfois aux limites d’un rock psyché gnangnan, les quatre pistes de ce premier EP demeurent finalement très plaisantes lors d’écoutes successives. Voilà qui donne un […]

Down Tuned Magazine Review

I discovered these guys from the Dead Radio Comp I posted couple of weeks ago where they contributed their EP’s first track. Coming from Austin, TX and as you may have guessed they’re a psychedelic band. And they’re so damn good. Their music is flavored by bands like Black Angels but dipped deeper in the […]

“Owsley’s punch bowl…”

We Are The Last Beatniks Review

Surly Gates is an amazing five piece garage psych group from Texas, Austin to be precise.. This band first caught my attention when I introduced into them ongakubaka blog , and I couldn’t believe my ears! It was the EP that was perfect in every way, they’re definitely totally awesome. Surly Gates churn out loud […]

Dead City Radio Compilation Volume 1

Chybucca Sounds Review

Active Listener Review

“Austin TX has a proud psychedelic heritage which stretches all the way back to the mid sixties and legendary acts like the 13th Floor Elevators, Golden Dawn and the ridiculously fabulous Bubble Puppy (who moved to Austin from San Antone). You can now add Surly Gates to this select group of quality lysergic tunesmiths, an excellent […]

Reigning Blog Review

Emerging from the cultural oasis that is Austin, Texas, a city with an esteemed psychedelic pedigree courtesy of The 13th Floor Elevators amongst others, Surly Gates look to be just another psychedelically minded band with an overt fondness for all things sixties. Their debut four song E.P showcases a near-enough perfect combination of sixties garage […]

Ongakubaka Blog Review

Surly Gates are a psychedelic rock band from Austin, TX that sounds like a psychedelic rock band from Austin, TX. This 4-track EP is to be listened to in a haze of cigarette smoke with a Tecate in hand.   Mixing 1960s harmonious garage rock vocals with the slow churn of the more modern psychedelic […]

Austin Chronicle “needed no psilocybin”

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