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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!
R.I.P. Dick Dale, the King of the Surf Guitar. We wouldn't be here without him. Thank you for all the incredible music.
Join us in our forums for some lively discussions. Here are the forum topics with new posts.
The Desolate Coast is very excited to announce that our new single, Dracutela is available now on all platforms including a new music video!
What we're most excited to announce is that it is part of our next album, Without A Planet. Between having babies, Pro Tools cloud server issues, work, shows, and everything else, it has taken a little longer to get the finishing touches done on this album. Dave Klein did excellent work mastering, and we are pleased to be able to share it with you all.
We are also grateful to be partnering with Double Crown Records on its CD release on May 16. It will of course be available on streaming and download platforms at that time as well. We hope to add vinyl to the offerings in the future.
We really appreciate all the support and encouragement that we have received from many of you and really hope that you enjoy our new single, and soon, our new album.
We will have a couple more singles and videos to share between now and May 16, too!
Just wanted to let you know that the imaginary band I started a couple of years ago is now a fully fledged living & breathing band!
We have recently recorded and released a mini album via bandcamp-
Please check out our new tunes and give us a follow if you like it. Cheers.
We are also playing a couple of local shows in April-
Elmer's Arms Old Market, Bristol Sat 15th April
The Red Lion Whitehall Road, Bristol Sun 30th April
If you're local then please come along. Both gigs are free entry!
New album of 16 energizing surf adventures "Insane Knot Tie Soars" by Insanitizers.
The melody guitar uses echoes and reverbs without distortion or overdrive.
Some tracks are:
Track 1 Bold Renegade. This song envisions a horse-riding hero wielding sword and whip. Reflecting its title, it starts and ends with triple slashes. During the bridge are guitar whiplashes you may need headphones to hear. Speedy times.
Track 2 Dazzled. Funky surf. Part of the lead is with a growling bass twangy bass.
Track 3 Twang Shake. The entire lead is played on one twangy guitar.
Track 6 The Lost Rescue. New version of our most listened-to recording on streaming platforms.
Track 7 Dance Like a Robot. Up-and-down glissandos.
Track 8 A Day in Tokyo. Inspired by Yazora No Hoshi but different.
Track 9 A Night in Vienna. Sequential complementary polka, march, and surf themes.
Track 10 The Space Force. Three different melody tones follow military percussion.
Track 11 Jaws on Bald Mountain. Across the mountain, tied onto the back of a horse, at midnight, defenseless.
Track 12 Love in Purgatory. Harpsichord lead then echoey guitar.
Track 16 Waterboard. Beyond sanity. Splashy menace alternates with surf theme. Hold your breath...
CONTINENTAL MAGAZINE #34 WITH 28-SONG CD
Issue #34 will be here on February 17th! The latest issue of The Continental Magazine features a gorgeous full-color cover designed by Scott Sugiuchi (he did the CD art too!). His travel-inspired illustration work fits perfectly with the bands featured in this issue. Australian legends The Atlantics are back with a brand new album, Still Making Waves, so it was the perfect time for Ivan Pongracic to interview guitarist Jim Skiathitis to talk about the writing and recording process. Next we fly to the sunny shores of California, where Ferenc Dobronyi talks to Jim Bacchi of The Tikiyaki Orchestra about their brand new album, Tropika. Mel Bergman is also back with an article discussing the Beach Boys and Ventures role as surf bands. PLUS there's tons of music, zine and DVD reviews. 44 pages in all - another HUGE issue! You also get a FREE 28-song CD filled with lots of great surf, instro and garage rock tunes!!!
We will have an ordering link for the magazine in next week's e-newsletter. However, you can sign up for a 3-issue subscription, starting with issue #34, thru the link below.
If you are a current subscriber, and are unsure of your subscription status, send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Continental Magazine - Three-Issue Subscription Starting With Issue #34 - CONTSUB (Order From Double Crown Records)
The Doltones - Sound Recycle Machine CD (Double Crown)
We bring in 2023 by announcing the first release of the new year - The Doltones' Sound Recycle Machine CD! It's an amazing 13 song CD with 12 original compositions as well as a cover of "Nelostie". If you love the sound of instrumental rock from Finland (also known as the "rautalanka" sound) then you will flip over this disc, with surf, spaghetti western and spi-fi influences throughout. The Doltones are one of the most popular bands on the Double Crown roster, with their debut Dance Or Die nearly sold out, and their sequel Stormrider is close to sold out as well.
Tracks: Eleki Beat - Deeper Swell - Forgotten Soul - Wheel Of Time - Stiffy Stuff - Indigo Sky - Backbeat To '66 - Let's Surf To The Dawn - Nelostie - Night Flight - Seagull Bay - Miraggio - Captain Unstable
Order Here: https://www.doublecrownrecords.com/the-doltones-sound-recycle-machine-cd/
Double Crown Records
In the middle of russian terrorist aggression 5 super cool Ukrainian surf bands will gather this Saturday in Ukrainian capital Kyiv to play some surf and support Ukrainian people in their fight for freedom. Join, listen, enjoy and donate (if you wish)! All the funds will go to our 100% trusted fund DC Charity Foundation and will be used for buying electric generators and powerbanks for Ukraine.
Stream link will be available on Saturday in the corresponding forum topic and in FB event.
Hello! Please check out the new EP by Northern Tides! Northern Tides is a new surf-core band from Orange County, New York. The EP was recorded at Nada Recording in Montgomery, NY. Follow Northern Tides on Instagram for news and show updates!
On “Surfidia”, The Tourmaliners blend the raw instrumental guitar sounds of Dick Dale, Link Wray, and The Ventures mixed with tiki vibrations and spy gyrations… all while watching a cool Spaghetti Western from outer space. Surfidia also features guest musicians Ron Blair of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Eddie Angel of Los Straitjackets and Bob Spalding of the Ventures.
The album is a co-release between Sharawaji Records & Pacific Records. Produced by Miles Clowminzer (Johnny Tarr Quartet, Billy Nation), was recorded over a nine-month period in 2021-22 in San Diego, CA. The principal songwriters and arrangers are The Tourmaliner’s guitarist Deven Berryhill, bass player & guitarist Matt Clowminzer and Miles Clowminzer. The Tourmaliners drummer John MacElwee, guitarist Joe Dameron and keyboardist Ina Soliz perform their respective parts to round out the album. Miles also contributes various guitar, drum, keyboard and sound design elements throughout.
The album cover is taken from a painting by punk rock artist and surfer Brian Bent. During the recording, the band would often derive inspiration from Brian’s painting to help create the album’s sonic landscape.
Buy it now - https://thetourmaliners.bandcamp.com/album/surfidia
Including 1 x original satanic surf composition of exactly 666 seconds and 4 x heavy metal covers exclusive to the CD.
Terreur Twist is an instrumental surf music trio from France. Black humor and burlesque horror mingle with the atmosphere of beach parties from the 1960s. This is a co-release between Sharawaji Records, Surf Cookie Records, les disques PLATRE, and Strychnine Recordz.
Buy it now - https://terreurtwist.bandcamp.com/album/the-surfer-of-the-beast
All original, live off the floor, collaborative tunes featuring a melding of the creative minds behind the Surf Hermits and The Angry Red Planet.
Buy it here - https://thesharp.bandcamp.com/album/two-men-enter-one-man-leaves
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