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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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The SG101 2020 MP3 Compilation is now on Archive.org

Hey everyone! I've just finished uploading this year's MP3 compilation to archive.org. Please spread the word and share the link. You can download all the files in a few different formats as well as stream the individual songs.

SG101 2020 MP3 Compilation on Archive dot org

If you'd like to contribute some album artwork, or you've spotted a mistake, please leave me a note in this forum thread.

Finally, if you enjoy the service archive.org provides, please consider giving them a donation. They provide a valuable service and have a vast treasure trove of information, books, music, audio collections, and so much more, all for free!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's compilation!


Woody goes to Nice

Aloha to all!!! New album by The Silicon "Woody goes to Nice" is out!

From today it's on our Bandcamp in a quality WAV.

To check it out - follow the link
https://thesilicon.bandcamp.com/album/woody-goes-to-nice

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The Frogenstein - Surf Clusters - 2021

Beware of the new wave of French surf rock pandemic spread by The Frogenstein !
Eleven tracks of speed n' roll instro surf, with sweating guitar riffs, smashing reverb and blasting beats
recorded strictly analogue in live conditions, on reel to reel tape.

An audio contamination to listen without social distancing !

https://thefrogenstein.bandcamp.com/

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OS BRUTUS - Primitivo & Civilizado - NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE!!!

NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE!!!

OS BRUTUS, the instrumental surf institution from São Paulo/Brazil just release their new album called "Primitivo & Civilizado". The new record bring 10 new songs full of reverb, and punk rock references.

AVAILABLE at the bandcamp. LISTEN NOW!!!

https://osbrutus.bandcamp.com/

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Captain Rico an the ghost band, Epic wave, clip officiel

Bonjour, premier clip officiel de Captain Rico and the ghost band en lien ici!!

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disques et vinyles:
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The Biarritz Boys play 'live in Brazil'

A couple of weeks ago The Biarritz Boys did a live-set for the Primeiro Campeonato Mineiro de Surfe. Not in sunny Brazil alas, but from a shitty basement in rainy Holland. We had fun anyway! Two originals and two covers (Los Straitjackets and The Penetrators).

Enjoy!

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The Tourmaliners - Christmas Album

The Tourmaliners - Surfin' Christmas Carols on AlteredStateofReverb.com

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Purchase at: https://alteredstateofreverb.com/the-tourmaliners

X-Mas Kitty: The Tourmaliners - O Little Town of Bethlehem on Bandcamp

Snap! Records - Power Chords, Harmonies and Mistletoe 3: The Tourmaliners - Greensleeves


TMMMafia - I.N.F.E.R.N.O. North American edition in coloured vinyl

Hell yeah!!! We're very proud to announce the North American edition of our last album 'I.N.F.E.R.N.O.' by Otitis Media Records. We need to say thank you to our dudes Christopher W. Puryear and Noah Drumright for the partnership. It's really cool being part of the OMR with our friends Kingargoolas, Terremotor, Wood Surfers, Surf Aliens, Ted Boys Marinos, Dirty Fuse, Total Death Mechanics, Didi Wray and others. Keep tuned!!! 2021 will be a blast!!!

Listen I.N.F.E.R.N.O. :

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The Young Barons - Hella California

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Sharawaji Records is proud to announce that The Young Barons - Hella California (SRW078 CD) is now shipping.

The Young Barons are teenage surf sensations from the Bay Area of California hell bent on keeping rock n roll alive. They've been playing wild shows across the state with top acts, and are being featured in an upcoming documentary about an influential first wave band.

The Young Barons are -

Justice James - drums
Anthony Denny - guitar
Raul Martinez - bass

These guys are the real deal, there is a hot-rodded intensity to the performances recorded at GET REEL STUDIOS, and the master by Gary Hobish brings out lush, psychedelic undertones. It's nine tracks of rock n roll riot celebrating surf music and California culture that you'll want to spin again and again.

The vinyl edition SRW077 12 inch LP will be out in a few weeks. Everything about the vinyl album was recorded, mixed, mastered, printed, pressed and manufactured in California to make this 100% legit.

For DJ radio promo copies and promo code for SG101 members just send me a PM.

Get it on Bandcamp here - Link


Debut release from Surf/Space rock band Echo Sector now available

Where else to go in a pandemic but to space?

Echo Sector's riffs were created in a lab at the heart of a black hole by the nefarious Dr. Eh. But this sound was too big and too wicked to be contained. Wielding reverb-drenched guitar lines, driving drums and soaring synths, this sound shattered the silence of space. Now these five surf warriors ride the gnarly ripcurl of the galactic tide to bring some sun-sized slabs of rock to the ears of distant planets.

For fans of Man Or Astro-Man? and Daikaiju, Echo Sector's new album ...From 12th Planet takes surf rock to new nebular heights.

(https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/echosector/-from-12th-planet)



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