Ever since they stormed out of a backyard party in 2012 wailing about having “Fun” and counting all the reasons they “Can’t Surf,” L.A. quartet Beach Party have resided near the top of our surf-punk class. Their feral intensity and sharp songs belie their meager output — the foursome of Rob Banks, James Hurst, Nico Macciocca and Adam Arcos have officially released but a handful of songs, an EP that comprised some singles and some recordings made for Red Bull. This month, however, Beach Party is releasing one single per week from a five-song EP they have had finished since the middle of last year, when the single “Ripper” crept into the Buzz Bands LA radio playlists. It screams danger from the opening riff, an ode to a bad-boy biker with a “jacket full of knives” speeding full-tilt toward a shout-along chorus. It’s old-school garage rock in a white T-shirt, with a pack of smokes rolled up in the sleeve, and over in 2 1/2 minutes. Let it rip.
||| Stream: “Ripper” and “Runaway”