If you love The Ventures, you're definitely going to like this band! But Laika and the Cosmonauts are much much more than a clone of The Ventures. The keyboard presence is strongly felt throughout and greatly complements the surf guitar and drums. The playing is extremely tight and the production is excellent. If they have this amount of energy in their live performances, the they must be a sight to watch. Musical genres rise and fall in popularity over time, but usually there're a bunch of groups that have faith in a certain genre and stick to making that music in an uncompromising way. Laika is one such group, and an extremely talented one at that. I'm glad they exist and produce the awesome sound they do.