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From Grammy dot com:
Take off on a surf odyssey with this collection of 12 bands and 27 [songs] from the Surf [Guitar] 101 Convention with all proceeds benefitting MusiCares.
A new benefit album, Waves Of Care, celebrates surf music for a great cause. Conceived by three-time GRAMMY-winning producer and engineer Mark Linett and acclaimed surf music historian and performer John Blair, the album is out now online and on physical CD, with 100 percent of proceeds from its sale going to benefit MusiCares.
Recorded live by Linett, the album features all 12 bands that performed at the 2018 Surf Guitar 101 Convention as well as three bonus tracks from the 2017 convention. In all, its 27 tracks explore the glorious, reverb-soaked sounds of surf music by bands from the United States, France, Denmark, Canada, and Italy.
Bands featured on Waves Of Care include Fascinating Creatures of The Deep, Black Flamingos, Kaisers of Kalifornia, Tremolo Beer Gut, Sentinals Tribute Band, Frankie & the Pool Boys, Urban Surf Kings, PJ & the Galaxies Tribute Band, Surfer Joe, King Pelican, Les Agamemnonz, Par Avion, Surf Rockers and Blue Hawaiians, who have contributed to the soundtrack of the TV series "Friends" and "SpongeBob SquarePants."
The project celebrates the rich history of instrumental surf music, from its emergence in the early '60s to its resurgence since the late '70s, its heavy use in the 1994 blockbuster film Pulp Fiction and its continued rise in popularity in the era of social media.
"Today, there are hundreds of bands performing and recording surf instrumentals with a growing, global fan base," a statement about the project says. "Some bands maintain a traditional approach to the sound and style, while others take it into slightly progressive territory."
The Surf Guitar 101 Convention, where the album was recorded, is an all-day event that hosts a dozen bands from all over the world and has been held annually since 2008 in Southern California. Additionally, Surf Guitar 101's website serves as the premier social networking hub for surf music.
The proceeds from the digital and physical sales of "Waves of Care" will benefit MusiCares and their continued efforts to help music people in need. Waves Of Care on CD will be available via eBay and www.johnblair.us, while digital downloads will be available on Bandcamp.
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!!!
Bonjour, premier clip officiel de Captain Rico and the ghost band en lien ici!!
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).
The Tourmaliners - Surfin' Christmas Carols on AlteredStateofReverb.com
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
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. :
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
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.
Finally AVAILABLE ONLINE the AMAZING show from the french dudes of the CANNIBAL MOSQUITOS in São Paulo/Brazil, at the Project Instrumental Sesc Brasil.
The tour was organized by Orleone Records/Booking in November/2019 with 09 gigs in 10 days. The video was recorded at the amazing stage of the INSTRUMENTAL SESC BRASIL in São Paulo/BR in Nov 18th/2019.
Full show :
Neri / Orleone records/Booking
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