Playlist: Creed McTaggart’s Winter Jams
The perfect accompaniment to most situations.
By now, you are, or certainly should be, aware of Wash, the band which features Creed McTaggart (bass/vocals), Ellis Ericson (guitar), and Beau Foster (drums). They released their debut ep, Point Of View, last March; four tracks of grit, power chords and Creed’s post-punk crooning. It sounds like the amp section of a late 90s surf film (VHS), in the best possible way.
“Unpredictable and exciting,” says Toby Cregan of the Wash live experience. As a good pal, biz partner and filmmaker to all members, Tobes has had plenty of time to observe them at their most raw. “I’ve seen Ellis jump in the crowd, Creed kinda freaks me out with his spooky dark vibe, but I mainly watch Beau belt the fuck out of the drums – he hits ‘em real hard.”
And as a testament to how good Wash are, regardless of their main occupations: “Surprisingly at their shows it’s not heaps of surfers,” says Tobes. “A bit of a mix, but I would say there are quite a few people that don’t even know that the boys surf.”
Since Stab so adores Wash’s raw glitter, and we’re captivated by their taste, we asked Creed, who has not only seen every surf film ever made, but also most skate films, to curate a playlist of songs that Wash would use to soundtrack a surf movie. Click play and cue through below:
“Definitely The First Time I’ve Gone Surfing Via Plane”
Parker Coffin, Harrison Roach, and friends tear through NZ on Roark's most well-rounded surf trip…
Pipe Preview: This Year Feels Different
With John and Gabs healthy — and the arrival of the femme next-gen — here’s…
WSL Tells Competitors: ‘You Better Like Them Apples’
Will mandating competitors to wear Apple Watches make the 2023 tour more or less engaging?
Stab Surfer of the Year: John John Florence, Italo Ferreira, Balaram Stack, Rolo Montes, and Shaun Manners
Day 9: "You can't do better than his year last year." - John John Florence
Full Moon Surfs, Impassable Puddles, And A Few Nights Spent Sleeping In A WSL Commentary Booth
A reader-submitted collection of nonconformist surf stories.
Kael Walsh Now Owns A Bitcoin, And Watched One Crypto Video
He’s officially your Stab Edit Of The Year champion.
Carissa Moore And Finn McGill Are Your 2023 Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing Champions
They both pocket $50k and tickets to this year’s Vans Pipe Masters.
The Pick-Up, Presented By Vans, Episode 5
Mason Ho helps us ring in our final week on the North Shore.
Goofyfoot Brazilian World Champion Stars In Stab’s Biggest Board-Testing Franchise
Can you guess who?
Surf Community Rallies To Raise Funds For Eddie Winner And On-Duty Hawaiian Lifeguard Luke Shepardson
Because it's the right thing to do, of course.
Interview: Caity Simmers On Machete Wars, Rihanna, Personal Project Problems, And The Rise Of Female Surf Content.
A toast to ‘Toasted.’
Stab Surfer of the Year: Creed McTaggart, Albee Layer, Laura Enever, Dane Guduaskas, and Selema Masekela
Day 8: "65 years young and charging just as hard as ever at Pipe, Backdoor,…
“I’m Not A Big Wave Guy”
How Kai Paula accidentally made his mark at Jaws three weeks after surfing it for…
A toes in the sand, phone in the lagoon account of the 10th Eddie Aikau…
Breaking: Another CT Rookie Injured Before First Event
Sophie McCulloch pulls out of Pipeline due to Snapper Rocks snafu.
Watch: ‘Toasted,’ By Caity Simmers
Your favorite surfer directs, edits, and stars in her first feature film.
On-Duty North Shore Lifeguard Luke Shepardson Wins The Eddie Aikau
Local man prevails over 39 big-wave heavyweights at 29ft @ 19 seconds Waimea.