Washington DC's Coral Benders have released Hydrothermal Jazz, abandoning their traditional surf rock roots in the name of sonic and lyrical exploration. The album explores the concept of reconciliation with the unknown, with tracks that blast you through the astral fringe and deliver you back to Earth, bleached, yet renewed. In fact, on October 13, 2021, they sent their single "Abduction" to space via flash drive on board a rocket crewed by William Shatner. Since their fuzz-soaked debut, the band has performed their infectious, high octane cosmic rippers in DC-area venues including the Black Cat, Rock and Roll Hoten, Songbyrd, Slash Run, and Metro Gallery. The group reached fried fish acclaim in early 2019 after recording a nautical concept album with Long John Silver's Fish Yeah! Records—the world's first record label created by a fast food restaurant. The group has shared a stage with bands such as Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Timothy Eerie, and Scott Yoder. The beach-adjacent psych garage rock outfit is composed of Brennan Duckett and Shawn Whites (guitar/vox), Jake Butler (bass/vox), Matt Ciferri (drums/vox), and Patrick Nease (keys/vox).