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Since February 26, 2006, SurfGuitar101.com has been the premier home on the web for friends and fans of the world-wide phenomenon known as surf music! Created in Southern California in the early 1960's, surf music is very much alive today and has spread around the globe. Join us in our forums to discuss surf music, past and present. Meet new friends and discover new bands. Want to play surf music? We have lots of forums devoted to playing, performing, and writing surf music. We have lots of discussions on gear: guitars, amps, and drums. Check out our podcasts and hear some really great tunes! Finally, we feature news and articles on the surf scene, and you'll always know where you can catch some live surf music!

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BEWARE OF BLAST releases new Surf Rock Halloween single SPECIAL FORCES

After a one year break, the Surf Rock band BEWARE OF BLAST release their new Halloween single SPECIAL FORCES. The song is an instrumental track inspired by the surf music of the 60s and the film music of American action series of the 70s.

SPECIAL FORCES is structured like a short story and is about a hired murder of a woman. The killer escapes in his car and is chased by the police through the night. At the end of a fast car chase there is a massive collision with a police car.

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"We look forward to Halloween every year, especially to all the new spooky songs. With SPECIAL FORCES we have now released our third Halloween single in three years", says Jimi Roll of BEWARE OF BLAST.

The new single is available worldwide on all major music platforms like Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, Napster und Tidal.

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/bewareofblast/special-forces

About BEWARE OF BLAST
BEWARE OF BLAST is a German Surf Rock band based in the Cologne-area. The first album THE LEGACY reached No. 1 in the Surf Rock Radio album charts in 2018.

In April 2020 the instrumental album OUTER SPACE hits the galaxy with classic Surf Rock sounds from another universe and entered the Top 10 single charts on Surf Rock Radio. The album is still played by podcasts, radio shows and was featured in Mark Malibu's Surfin' a Go Go Radio Show.

In the last years, the band released a few Halloween singles - BONE SHAKER BOOGIE (2019) and GRAVE DANCE (2020). The tracks were picked up by many radio stations, podcasts and Spotify playlists.

Just in time for Halloween 2021 the instrumental Surf Rock single SPECIAL FORCES has been released - inspired by the Surf Music of the 60s and the film music of American action series of the 70s.

Contact
Jimi Roll
Founder of BEWARE OF BLAST

Email: mail@bewareofblast.com
Website: www.bewareofblast.com

All songs by Beware Of Blast
Released by Jimi Roll Records
Cover artwork & typo: De Haar Grafikdesign
Footage: depositphotos


Spooky Maine surf band releases debut EP!

Horror surf rockers Shriek if You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th released their four-song EP "Beached Wail" earlier this month which features three original retro instrumentals and a Ventures cover. The EP fits in the tradition of other classic Maine surf (from the likes of 13 Ghosts, Thee Icepicks, and Beach Creature), and their brand of macabre reverb is made specifically for your listening pleasure at your annual Halloween party this year.

Listen here: https://shriekifyouknow.bandcamp.com/album/beached-wail
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New Halloween Single - Say Goodnight - The Me Gustas

Happy release day!

October is here and so is our first holiday release! Say Goodnight, our ode to Halloween, is now available on our very own Bandcamp page:

https://themegustas.bandcamp.com/album/say-goodnight

This is the single you need to kick off your spooky season in style. This was a fun project and we got to do some things we don't normally do, using different guitars, pedals and other instrumentation to capture the sound we wanted.

"Black Cat Crawl" is inspired by old Stray Cats tunes and "The Bell Witch" is our nod to Rob Zombie!! Yeah, we pull ideas from every where and hopefully we convey it through our tunes.

Anyway, enough blabbering on my part, now go listen to our latest creation, share it and we would love for you to buy it and add it to your collection! Thank you again for the support and encouragement. Be good all you fiends and ghouls, reverb, set, Say Goodnight!

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Chillingsworth Surfingham's debut video and album are out!

Chillingsworth Surfingham's debut video "Coronado"!

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It's a noir tango-esque video from Chillingworth Surfingham's self-titled surf/rock album.

Available for Streaming on Bandcamp - https://chillingsworthsurfingham.bandcamp.com/
Released through Atom Records

Directed by g.B.h.
Dancers, Leigh Crow and Ruby Vixenn
Filmed around the San Francisco Bay, May 1967.


Peter A Hood (The Atlantics) 1943 - 2021

Peter A Hood 1943 - 2021

It is with a saddened heart that we announce the passing of our dear friend and Atlantics’ Drummer, Peter Hood.

Peter passed away at 11.0am, Wednesday 22nd of September 2021 at Robina on the Gold Coast, Australia. Peter, who had been gravely ill for a quite some time and was under professional care, lost his battle with illness and died peacefully with Carol, his wife of over 50 years by his side.

He was also closely attended by family members, and long-time friend and fellow band member, Jim Skiathitis.

Peter will be cremated and a memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the Gold Coast at a date to be announced/advised.

The Atlantics
Jim Skiathitis, Theo Penglis, Martin Cilia & Bosco Bosanac

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New Continental Magazine - Issue 31 w/ The Bomboras, The Mortals, Les Agamemnonz, The Routes, MuSick Records Out Next Week!

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This is another whopper - 52 pages of interviews, features and reviews, as well as a 25-song CD packed with great surf, garage and instro rock tunes on it!

This issue once again features a spectacular full-color cover designed by the ever-amazing Scott of Hidden Volume Records (he did the CD art too!). In this issue we include interviews with The Bomboras, Les Agamemnonz, The Mortals, The Routes, and Art from MuSick Recordings plus Mel Bergman interviews the director of the "Surf's Up - SFO Museum Exhibit". IN ADDITION there's tons of music, zine and DVD reviews. 52 pages in all - another HUGE issue! You also get a FREE 25-song CD filled with lots of great surf, instro and garage rock tunes - INCLUDING BRAND NEW SONGS BY THE MORTALS, THE HI-TIDE ORCHESTRA, THE CHOLLA, GARAGE SALE AND MORE!!!

TRACKS:
1. Garage Sale - Classical Trash
2. The Atlantics - Bondi James
3. Wave Electric - Shot In The Head
4. Blackball Bandits - The Cursed Island
5. The Hi-Tide Orchestra - Akaw!

6. Frankie & The Poolboys - Moorea Mon Amour
7. Mark Malibu & The Wasagas - Pointbreak 115
8. Lords Of Atlantis - Barbary Corsairs

9. The Mortals - The Black Hand
10. Sys Malakian - Megalodon

11. The Routes - Mongolian Chop
12. The Cholla - Kamelidoscopic Caravan
13. Little Kahuna - Red Pepa
14. Toro Jones - Trailblazer
15. Jim & The Sea Dragons - Lava Lamp Girl
16. Monsters From The Surf - Monster From The Surf
17. The Breakers - Blue Light Run
18. The Surf Hermits - Hang Zen
19. Los Granujas - Samsara
20. The Dirty Licks - Van Cleef

21. The Electric Heaters - Copley Soul (Live)
22. The Starhoppers - StarFlight
23. Guitarmy Of One - I Spy The Prisoner
24. Escape The Tube - The Tube Thief

25. Nuclear Juarez - Misketonic University Fight Song *

(*) - These songs are new, or seeing their physical release for the 1st time on this CD.

CD Mastered by Jonny Browning at Studio Koleman, Surrey BC

Looks like we'll have the new issue a few days early - we should be able to start shipping next Tuesday! Continental Magazine 31 will be released on August 17th. Three issue subscriptions are available now thru the Double Crown website - http://www.doublecrownrecords.com.

Single copy purchases are available starting next week.


Royal Aces to perform at Vail Valley Brew Fest, August 21

A great annual event - it starts at 1 pm, and we'll be playing from 3 to 4:30. Two other outstanding bands: Turntable Revue, and Tenth Mountain Division.

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Black Valley Moon - Spectral Melodies ep and video

New 4 song instrumental ep from Tampa's Black Valley Moon. Available on colored vinyl and digital through Otitis Media Records at Link.

Here's a live video for one of the tunes:

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New Blackball Bandits album, "The Cursed Island"

Hey guys,

Our 2nd full album is finally out on Double Crown Records (https://www.doublecrownrecords.com/)

and also available on Bandcamp where you can pre-order one of the 100 Blue Marble 180g limited edition vinyl!!

https://blackballbandits.bandcamp.com/

You can also listen to it on most streaming platforms out there. The LPs are still under pressing but they should be ready in the next 2-3 weeks.

This has been a long effort and we are very proud of this album. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do !

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Underwater Bosses - Aqua La Vista 12" Vinyl LP

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Underwater Bosses - Aqua La Vista

Underwater Bosses are a 3 piece surf rock band based out of Syracuse, New York.

The mostly instrumental trio hangs ten on riff-driven surf soaked in sonic waves of punk, garage, psychedelic, art and math rock. Underwater Bosses draw influence and inspiration from the likes of Descendents, Dead Kennedys, Misfits, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, The Mermen and Man or Astro-Man?

We are very please to announce their remastered debut album is now shipping on red tide translucent vinyl. The cover art by Josh Rude is printed in super-high density to delight creature fans.

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Get your copy here - Link



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