California Daze: Handpicked Tunes from The Buttertones

Written by Francisco Navas

Photographed by Cody James


The Buttertones walk us down Long Beach pier into a lost decade of California culture. Their latest album, Gravedigging, gives it to us straight. It’s surf, played inside Joe Strummer’s motorcycle garage, and if you take a second you’ll catch the bass - tougher than snorting gravel. With the beach pushing a constant west-bound wind, we chatted about some of the 5-piece’s favorite tunes. Here’s a comp, straight from them to you.


Cobi's Picks


Dakota's Pick


Sean's Picks


London's Picks


Richard's Picks


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