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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!

Goodbye to Dick Dale

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.

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Announcing the 2022 SurfGuitar101 MP3 Compilation!

I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2021 MP3 Compilation! Our 18th one! Just like before, this is a way for members to share music, recording tips, and to just have fun. The main emphasis is fun, so please send in an entry no matter what your skill level is. Here are the rules:

  1. You must be a member of this website to submit an mp3.
  2. You may submit only 1 mp3.
  3. The mp3 you submit must not have appeared on any "official" release before. Likewise, please don't submit anything that is destined for an official release in the future.
  4. The file must be in mp3 format and less than 8 MB in size.
  5. There is a good chance the comp will end up on Archive.org. Therefore, you must agree to their Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No-Derivatives) License for your mp3.
  6. Due to our late start, the deadline for submitting an mp3 is Friday, February 24th, 2023.

Please use the comment thread for this news story to discuss the compilation and to get information on how to submit an mp3. Please also use that thread if you'd like to find a fellow member to work with on the project. With the magic of digital recording and the Internet, remote collaborations are possible. Make your own virtual surf band!

Please check out our prior compilations by using the links in the bottom left sidebar of the desktop version of our site.

Let the comp begin!


THE INCREDIBLE MR. SMITH Elvis, Robert & Lou

My new solo album ELVIS, ROBERT & LOU is out today!

Featuring Tony Scherr (Bill Frisell Trio) on bass and Tony Mason (Norah Jones, Jim Campilongo) on drums. Together we give songs from Elvis, the Cure and Lou Reed a new twist…

Surf meets Jazz meets Country and Rockabilly…with influences from Jim Campilongo, Bill Frisell and Brian Setzer.

CD comes in a cool 7’’ style cover

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Order here: https://www.therazorblades.de/shop/

or stream on Spotify and Apple music.


The Beach Berserkers - Debut Album on Vinyl: "Revenge of the Skinny Fat Silverback" out now!

It is finally here - our new ten track album of instrumental coolness and beauty. We named it 'Revenge of the Skinny Fat Silverback', whatever that's supposed to mean, and you can buy a limited vinyl edition or a high quality digital download from bandcamp. In a short while a CD version will be added to our bandcamp merch store.

We hope you will enjoy it and play it so loud that your neighbours can't resist buying a copy too!
Give it spin on Bandcamp.

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New Release by Rufus Lee King and The Dream

Checkout the latest single featuring the musical stylings of the one, and only, Eddie Kosoff!

Spotify

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Kincaid and The Memetics release new EP: "The Out Of Towners"

The Out Of Towners
by Kincaid and The Memetics

Hi friends!
Check out "The Out Of Towners", which is our October 22, 2022 EP, inspired by a trip to Calabria in the south of Italy.

The boat on the cover was a yacht that had washed ashore and was abandoned and ransacked.

We talked a lot about the meaning of Rino Gaetano and, yes, the sky was always blue.

This is a Low Brow Production

As always it is FREE to download on Bandcamp: https://kincaid01.bandcamp.com/album/the-out-of-towners
Enjoy!
Kincaid and The Memetics

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SRW197 The Jagaloons - Walk, Don't Run For The Border

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When they said an all instrumental tribute to Taco Bell was impossible, The Jagaloons set out to prove them wrong. Their answer is a four new original tracks, proving that terrible food can inspire excellent music.

Available on Guacamole Green 10" vinyl and features artwork by Naoya Muga.

Buy it now - https://thejagaloons.bandcamp.com/album/walk-dont-run-for-the-border


SRW166 Genki Genki Panic - Spooky Fingers

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There are two colour variants of this legendary release available on premium vinyl for the first time. Message us if you want to buy as a bundle.

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Recorded at Sloan Zone Studios in Feb 2016.
Remastered in 2021 by Mind2Mass Studios.
Updated artwork by Rotten Yellow

Buy it now - https://genkigenkipanic.bandcamp.com/album/spooky-fingers-2021-remaster


SRW089 TERRORALIEN (10" Smoked Green Vinyl) EP

SRW089 TERRORALIEN (150gm 10” Green Smoked Vinyl)

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Six tracks exclusive to this split vinyl EP, featuring The Terrorsurfs, and Surf Aliens.

BUY IT NOW - https://theterrorsurfs.bandcamp.com/album/terroralien


The Creature Preachers have joined the Bosphorus Cymbals family

The Creature Preachers are proud to officially announce that we’ve joined the Bosphorus Cymbals family!!! The pictures don’t do them justice. They look and sound amazing! You’ll be hearing them on all recordings and live performances from here on out. These babies were made to order and they even laser etched our logo onto them! We couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the family.

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The Tiki Creeps 3 song release, LAVA ROCKIN' PSYCHO-RAMA!

RELEASED JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN TO ADD TO YOR PLAYLIST; The Hideous sounds of... LAVA ROCKIN' PSYCHO-RAMA! A Hot 3 song EP, Oozing, Soothing, Monstrously Instrumental, Hot Rod Garage, Surf Sounds!
Front cover artwork by the amazing BIGTOE!
1} Horror Shore
2} Gringo Parade
3} Dr. Z’s Prophecy
Dr. Z’s Prophecy will soon be released as part of a vinyl compilation from Missing Fink Records.

https://tikicreeps.bandcamp.com/album/lava-rockin-psycho-rama

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