I’ll be honest: I picked Dirty Gold for no particular reason when I was skimming We Are Hunted. But I was glad I did. This San Diego based troupe describe themselves as Afro-Beat, Experimental, and Samba. And that’s pretty much all you’re going to get out of them. They’ve published only tiny, cryptic bits of information about themselves since dropping their single, “California Sunrise.” What is clear about them is that the lead singer has an infectious voice and the band has a subtle sense for percussion that combats the otherwise washed out aesthetic. Where other Surf Rock capitalizes on the cuteness of monotony, there is something soulful about Dirty Gold.