Boston, Massachusetts, USA

In dusty record bins of 1960's instrumental surf, soul and lounge, this collective of Boston musicians finds their muse inspiring a wide variety of arrangements and instrumentation to evoke sun, sand, cowboys, espionage and go go dancing in true vintage glory.


Having come together in 2010, Trabants, named after the dimminutive and once ubiquitous eastern European automobile, is a collective of five Boston musicians inspired by instrumental surf, soul, exotica and soundtracks from around the world.
The band evolved from an experiment in vintage mono recording that snowballed into their debut full length album titled, "Highwire Surfing." With a strong initial reception, the band began to make live apearances at the intimate cambridge, MA bar called Plough and Stars where they would play up to three hours of original material along side some obscure instrumental gems from around the world. Trabants soon after found themselves playing to thousands as part of Boston's First Night Celebration, selling out their headlining record release show one month later and garnering an Independent Music Award nomination for Best Instrumental album making 2011 already a very busy year.
With shifting moods from beach party a go-go to dusty western cowboy sunsets to martini lounge requiescence, Trabants prides itself on inventive arrangements recorded in vintage fashion to transport the listener into their world. So now, close your eyes, lean back and loose yourself in that brassy brass, reverb-drentched guitar twang, and pounding rhythm section... loose yourself in the wild world of Trabants!


Highwire Surfing - Trabants' debut album. nominated for best instrumental album by the Independent Music Awards 2011.
Live at new Alliance - in post production for 2012 release
Followup full length in pre-production for 2012 release.