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Surfin' in the M​.​I​.​A.

by Haute Tension

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Independent Miami trio Haute Tension released a new track titled “Surfin' in the M.I.A.” which showcases Alexandre Merbouti’s lightning tremolo picking, Monica McGivern’s pocket-perfect bass walk, and Nabedi Osorio’s driving fills. The song contains the highs and lows of surf rock’s sensibilities: high voltage speed, but also languid, neo-noir sections. Staying true to Dick Dale’s dictum that “Real surfing music is instrumental,” Merbouti and McGivern step away from the mic and let the instruments do the talking.

“Surfin'...” is Haute Tension’s first studio release since their self-titled debut album, which was named “Best Local Album” by the Miami New Times in 2019. Lauded for capturing the raucous energy of their live performances, the band’s new track represents their reemergence as one of Miami’s most active and critically acclaimed rock units.




released October 23, 2021
Music: "Surfin' in the M.I.A."
Performed by: Haute Tension
Guitar: Alexandre Merbouti
Bass: Monica McGivern
Percussion: Nabedi Osorio
Written by: Alexandre Merbouti
Recording: Fred Freeman at Dungeon Recording Studio
Mastering: Ryan Haft


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Haute Tension Miami, Florida

Haute Tension is a surf-noir trio from Miami, FL.
Next Shows:

Feb 24
Unseen Creatures Brewing
4178 SW 74th Ct, Miami

April 14-15
Postcards from Paradise
Lake Worth

April 20
Union Beer Store
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