Summer is almost here. A different one comparing to those from previous years, however near enough! Tonight’s exclusive on Last Day Deaf, is an indie pop treasure unleashing tons of boyishness, nostalgia, playfulness…and catchiness!
Scoobert Doobert‘s ‘Mystery Machine‘ is ‘a summer jam from sunny San Diego, where the beaches are beautiful, but you’re not allowed to sit down.’ in his own words, adding ‘It’s kinda weird to write a platonic love song for my dudes, but here it is!‘
We love the fact this ‘one-man dog band outta Encinitas, California’ (self-description!) doesn’t take himself very seriously, he just wants to have fun, and this is more than audible in this 4 minute indie pop treat, not to mention that after the 3rd minute it sounds like an absurd ride on a derailed rollercoaster in Disneyland, while eating cotton candy. Yummy!
About Scoobert Doobert:
Like the majestic poinsettia, I (Scoobert Doobert) was birthed from the sandy soil of Encinitas, California.
It’s a rad little beach town, most famous for its great surf and fringereligious communities. One of our main beaches, Swami’s, is named after Guru Paramahansa Yogananda. (No, I have no idea how to pronounce this.) There’s also a bunch of crazy public art. One day a mural of a surfing Madonna appeared on the wall of a pizza joint. Another time a lame surfer statue showed up in Cardiff. Us Encinitans quickly made the Cardiff Kook our own…
As a youngun, I played guitar in garages throughout Encinitas. Eventually the cops said I needed to stop. There aren’t many practice spaces around here so the gang and I would break into churches after hours to jam with their gear.
We gigged around at schools and coffee shops until my bandmates moved away for college. I decided to learn to play drums and bass so I could jam with myself.
I pretty much just did that for the last five years. Blazing, surfing, writing, recording, missing my friends, and wrapping burritos (day job). I started digging some of the stuff I was making, but still didn’t have a name for the project.
Then my girlfriend said these fateful words, “Did you know Scooby Doo’s real name is Scoobert Doobert?” I didn’t. It hit me hard. Still reeling from it. I named my guitar Scoobert Doobert to spread awareness and to honor that most genius cartoon. I hope you enjoy its music.
‘Mystery Machine’ will release on all digital channels on May 15, 2020