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The Blind Shake European Tour 2016

Submitted by SurfsUp on February 06, 2016.
Show Announcements

The Blind Shake European Tour 2016 (Feb. 6th - Feb. 28th)

February 15th in Arnhem, Holland


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New Record from THE RAZORBLADES

Submitted by Tikidog on February 06, 2016.
Bands

The Razorblades release their sixth album

NEW SONGS FOR THE WEIRD PEOPLE

on April 8 2016.

17 songs, twangy, reverby guitar plus some singing, punk and new wave influences and more Smile

To celebrate the release their will be a festival in Wiesbaden/Germany on March 19 with some friends of THE RAZORBLADES. European tour start right afterwards!

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Check the album trailer out here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueEpQ4TktwU

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Golden Camera in Germany for the Beach Boys

Submitted by tired on February 06, 2016.
Bands

The Beach Boys will receive the Golden Camera for their life work.

Saturday, February 6th
ZDF at 20.15 to 22.45 MEZ
(that should be 4.15 am on Sunday in California)

Obviously only Mike Love and Bruce Johnston will be at the show. The BBs did very well in November and December during The Night Of The Proms tour, when they brought the audience onto their feet and sing along the classic tunes!

Ruediger


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The Syndicate of Surf releases Studio Surf Styles Vol. 1 Hodads Hang 10!

Submitted by Mike75 on February 02, 2016.
Bands

Sharawaji Records is proud to announce the release of the debut album from The Syndicate of Surf.

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The debut recording, Studio Surf Styles Vol 1: Hodads Hang Ten! has been professionally mixed and mastered for release as a digital download in addition to a full retail release as a Limited Edition Digipack CD.

Hodads Hang 10! explores the the rich sonic landscape as the sun sets on the surf music craze of the mid 1960s, and considers how surf music would have developed if the British Invasion had not so much wiped out surf music in the late 1960s, but melded with it in a glorious tidal wave of Silvertone powered rock n roll.

You will hear tracks originally recorded by The Stooges, The Dictators, The Ramones, Bob Lind, The Seeds, The Sex Pistols and Swing West in addition to three original compositions by Da Vinci Flinglestein.

To celebrate the release we will be playing tracks from Hodads Hang 10! on www.surfrockradio.com from 2355 HKT, that's around midday in Eastern USA.

The album is available now from Sharawaji Records as a digital download and in a few days as a Limited Edition Digipack CD.


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Long Beach Post features Will Glover of The Pyramids

Submitted by Brian on January 31, 2016.
Articles

Check out this great feature on Will Glover of the legendary 60's surf band The Pyramids in the Long Beach Post.

Stompin' with The Pyramids, Long Beach's Legendary Surf Band: Guitarist Will Glover Remembers

Thanks to Danny Snyder for alerting us to this article.


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VENTURES French Tribute Band LES VENTURAS !!

Submitted by manuventura on January 27, 2016.
Bands

Here it is !! For the first time in France !! A tribute band of THE VENTURES !!! Big Grin

Les Venturas:


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Schlicktown Surf CD by The Cruncher

Submitted by tired on January 17, 2016.
Reviews

The Cruncher's new CD “Schlicktown Surf” was released on January 11th and since then Herbert has mailed copies to friends and distributors.

In America it will be availabe from DWM Music (http://www.dwmmusic.com/), in England from BIM BAM Records (http://www.bim-bam.com/), in Germany from CD-Import + Versand International, Walter Bubenzer (e-mail: WBubenzer@t-online.de) and Kamikaze Records (http://www.kamikaze-records.de/shop/home.cfm), or write directly to info@thecruncher-reverb.de.

You will get 20 instrumentals between 1.46 and 5.46 minutes long. The total playing time is 60.21 minutes.

There are happy go lucky tunes like Pow Wow, El Azul, Going Back to Memphis,Flash Flood, High Octane or Jezebel.

Squad Car is not the Eddie Bertrand´s tune but one of Don Cole - the original I have never heard I have to confess! The same is to Surfer´s Blues written by Les Green.

Some tunes are played in a Duane Eddy twangy guitar sound with additional saxophone, piano. organ or even strings.

There are tunes where you sit and say – “wow, I have to listen carefully what the Cruncher did here”. Tracks like the spacy sounding “Skyrider”, Jefferson Airplane's “White Rabbit” or the classic “Don't Be Cruel”. Forget about the lyrics in your ear and just listen to these great instrumental versions!!

As Herbert is not only a guitarist but also a producer and arranger in some cases (“Genesis” or ”My Hometown” – his own composition) he tried to find out how many instruments and sounds he could add to the tune and how it sounds afterwards. I am waiting for the public reactions to these efforts.

IMHO this is the Crunchers most sophisticated music output so far. My favorites are Taboo, White Rabbit, Skyrider.

Ruediger

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New Dimensions Documentary Update & Call for Fans

Submitted by Brian on January 16, 2016.
Bands

Hello everyone! I have an update on the New Dimensions film project that we first found out about in this news story. I've been contacted by Patricia La Marr, one of the producers on the project. Patricia and her team are looking for fans who saw the band back in the 60's who would like to be interviewed for the film. It's best if you live in California, but if you don't, other arrangements can be made. Please contact Patricia using the information below:

Patricia La Marr - Executive Producer
info@tru-talent.com
Phone #: (916)502-7068
Website: www.ncfc.media

Patricia has also given me a link to the film's trailer for us to checkout. The video is currently password protected; please use the password cowabunga to watch.

Finally I have included at the bottom of this story the film's treatment, which should give you a flavor of the film to come. I'm very excited about this project and hope to learn more about this incredible surf band. Please contact Patricia if you have anything to contribute to this very cool project!

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Aloha Sluts new EP on vinyl - Out now!

Submitted by arny on January 13, 2016.
Bands

Tombstone Records Holland presents the new Aloha Sluts EP, on 7" vinyl exclusively!

A bit delayed, but worth the wait!

4 Songs, raw, loud and stompin' surfabilly! Produced by Sven Lens (from the the Snoop Dogg / Willie Nelson hit 'Be my Medicine') at As Loud As studio in Amsterdam.
Cover drawing by the amazing Shawn Dickinson.

www.alohasluts.com / alohasluts@gmail.com

Retailers contact: tombstoneholland@hotmail.com

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B11 released "Surf My Spy"

Submitted by B11 on January 12, 2016.
Bands

Released 12/9/2015

"Surf My Spy" is B11's third release.

All original instrumental journey telling the dramatic story of a Space Age spy.

"Space Age Tragedy"​ - This melody will take you to a time when everyday objects were designed as pieces of art. It is another one to add to the "dramatic adventure in 12/8", a B11 specialty.

"Spooky Soca Surf" - a new genre is born! Surf music with a latin flavor girls can strip to! You're welcome! A Halloween favorite as well! Featuring all minor chords for complete spookiness and not a glimpse of hope: you drown in reverb of horror and tremble with fear from the pulsating tremolo. Features an appearance by Satan himself. He deceives with some funky lines at first before revealing what he came for... Luckily our spy has a vehicle at her disposal:

"Surf My Spy" - a rocking surf number. Our spy survived the Space Age Tragedy, beat the crap out of Satan, and surfed free into the cosmos! Hooray!

Boyan Hristov - all music, arrangements, guitars and bass, recording engineer, mixing, artwork concept
Mike Levesque - drums
Tom Appleman - bass on "Space Age Tragedy"
John Escobar - recording engineer (drums), audio editing
Carlos Valenzuela - artwork
Teodora Hristov - graphic design
Scott Craggs - Mastering

Produced by Boyan Hristov (ASCAP) © ℗ 2015

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