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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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Current News Stories

The Doltones "Sound Recycle Machine" CD 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 
Youtube Previews:

https://youtu.be/7RI2TGfXybo

https://youtu.be/xiLYgvlmvug

Order Here: https://www.doublecrownrecords.com/the-doltones-sound-recycle-machine-cd/

Sean
Double Crown Records
www.doublecrownrecords.com

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Watch live stream of Ukrainian Surf Music Charity Fest 21.01.2023, 15.00 CET!

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.

Event link:
https://fb.me/e/3hlaLIUqW

Donations:
https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/charityfoundationDC

Stream link will be available on Saturday in the corresponding forum topic and in FB event.


New surf band Northern Tides

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!

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SRW231 The Tourmaliners - Surfidia (Digipack CD)

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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


SRW244 Terreur Twist - The Surfer Of The Beast (Jacket CD)

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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


SRW237 - S.H.A.R.P. - "Two Men Enter, One Man Leaves" (Jacket CD)

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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


Surfin' Kitty X-mas 3 CD is now available

Surfin' Kitty X-mas 3 CD is HERE ...... just in time for your Christmas activities. They make the perfect stocking stuffer or work party gift. Don't wait ! This is the third year for this fundraiser and we have raised thousands of dollars that goes directly to the cause. Sales have already been brisk so THANK YOU to those that have already supported this cause.

Get it HERE: https://markmalibuthewasagas.bandcamp.com/album/mark-malibu-presents-surfin-kitty-x-mas-3

This CD was produced in order to raise funds for Pinetree Stables/Cat Sanctuary in Grand Bahamas. Every cent from the sale of this CD/digital downloads will go to the sanctuary which spays, neuters, vets and feeds all the abandoned cats on the island. Pinetree Stables/Grand Bahamas already suffered from Hurricane Dorian and Tropical Storm Nicole which also devastated the US/Canadian east coast.

Thanks to all the bands.... Mark Malibu & the Wasagas, The Surf Hermits, Blackball Bandits, Jason Janik, The Swinging Pussycats, Underwater Bosses, Sys Malakian, The Jagaloons, Voodoo Surf Tribe, The Breakers, The Angry Red Planet, The Space Agency, the Hitchcocks, Danger Death Ray 3, Miss Tammy Darling, Krontjong Devils, Urban Surf Kings, The Jagaloons, The Green Reflectors, Surf Zombies, The Terrorsurfs, Magnatech, Shaun Young, Death Wave, Crab Bubbles, The Slimetones, Jim And The Sea Dragons. Thanks also to Sharawaji Records and Reuben at Mojito Mastering.

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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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