The Nematoads


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Nematoads Bio
Ted James - Nematoads guitarist The Nematoads, a trippy, twangy, modern surf/instrumental trio from Austin, straddle the line between ´60s retro cool and tall-in-the-saddle Tejas twang.

David Escamilla - Nematoads bassist

The Nematoads´ pasta-fueled excursions embody the sound of The Third Coast, the vibe of the street with a 5-o´clock club beat. This is modern surf with a heart that beats all – six-string action blends the classic sounds of Dick Dale, Link Wray, The Ventures, and Davie Allan & the Arrows with the surf-punk of the Dead Kennedys and Agent Orange, the twangy madness of Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, and the sonic attack of the Pixies and the Buzzcocks. Of course, we can't forget our Texas roots!

George Pestana - Nematoads drummer

Catch the ironic hypersonic wave of the Nematoads live and prepare yourself for a very different type of Austin show. The Nematoads – ´60s surf cool with Texas instrumental rock.

Behind the reigns is guitarist Ted James – the legendary man with two first names – who, in bygone times, led Johnny Vortex and Squid Vicious. The rhythm section stars bassist David Escamilla and drummer George Pestana. George treats his drums with precision, at times providing a steady pulse and at times experimenting with off-beats and time signatures whispered to him by mermaids from the bottom of the sea. David adds to the melee with his stylin' sense of groove and melody that gives the band the spring in its step and the spice in its chili.